15-Year-Old Arrested for Bomb Threat Hoax

(SCOTTSBURG) – Indiana State Police arrested a 15-year-old Scottsburg High School student after he allegedly called in a bomb threat to the school on Monday morning.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Scottsburg High School authorities were alerted to a possible bomb threat when a student received a text stating a bomb had been placed in a school locker. 

School officials immediately evacuated the building and alerted police. 

Officers utilized bomb-sniffing dogs to search and clear the building.  Police eventually determined the threat to be a hoax.

Working alongside Scottsburg school resource officers, ISP Detective Matt Busick ascertained the threat was transmitted via a texting app which is sometimes used in an attempt to disguise the sender. 

Detective Busick was later able to associate the text with a 15-year-old Scottsburg student, who was then questioned. 

As a result of the investigation, Detective Busick arrested the student at approximately 2 p.m. and transported the teen to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.  The student is charged with Intimidation, a Level 6 felony. 

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