Tuesday’s bomb threat at Plainview Middle School was the act of a copycat.


Tuesday’s bomb threat at Plainview Middle School was the act of a copycat.

 

Ardmore Police Department reports indicate the investigation into the threat led to identifying a 14-year-old female student as the culprit. The girl has been suspended from school. Meanwhile copies of police reports are being forwarded to the Office of Juvenile Affairs, pending possible other actions.

 

However, Sgt. Ryan Hunnicutt, APD Public Information Officer, said the investigation into the bomb threat left on a bathroom wall at the school Monday remains under investigation.

The threat Monday led to the evacuation of the school, while Ardmore police officers and members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad searched for explosives. Capt. Eric Hamblin, APD, said classes were disrupted for approximately three hours.

 

“We take things like this very seriously. Not only does this disrupt classes, it takes resources off the streets and affects the community as a whole.  It is not a joke. It is not a cool way to get out of school. Those responsible will face prosecution as well as school sanctions,” Hamblin said Tuesday after officers searched the school a second time after educators reported finding the second bomb threat, also written on a wall inside a restroom.