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Woman in custody for making fake school bomb threats

Woman in custody for making fake school bomb threats

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) -- Caldwell Police said Wednesday that detectives have identified the person responsible for making bomb threats at several Caldwell area schools last week.

Caldwell Police said the woman, who's now in custody, is not a student, but described her as being a copycat caller. Police say the woman made the 911 calls into Jefferson Middle School, Washington Elementary and the Canyon County Jail.

Police are still trying to track down who ever made the call into Valivue High School.

Students were evacuated at Vallivue High School, Jefferson Middle and Washington Elementary Oct. 22. No bombs were found at any of the locations, however, the threats caused confusion and disruption. Students at Vallivue were eventually told to leave mid-way through the evacuation.

Caldwell PD said additional information about the suspect would be released Wednesday. The penalty for making a false report of an explosive device is punishable by up to five years in prison.

 

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