Sturgeon R-V’s K-8 campus was the scene of a second bomb-threat in less than a week.
Tuesday afternoon, March 9, the building was evacuated after a second threat was discovered in a student bathroom.
A pair of issues distinguished the second threat from the first, which occurred March 5.
- The search, evacuation and re-starting of classes was achieved more quickly the second time.
- A suspect was taken into custody the day after the second threat.
A local law enforcement official said a threat similar to the first, was found scratched into the paint of a bathroom stall of a different middle school bathroom.
“We took a juvenile suspect into police custody March 10 in connection with the March 9 incident,” Sergeant David Kelb of the Sturgeon Police Department said. “She was referred to the Boone County juvenile justice authorities who eventually transferred the case to the juvenile office of an adjoining county in which she resides.”
After she was handed over to law enforcement, she repeated her confession in the presence of a juvenile officer, her parents and Kelb, he said.
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Kelb said the pre-teen juvenile had been a person of interest in the first incident and has been charged with making a terroristic threat. “This is a first degree felony,” Kelb said. “We take this sort of thing seriously, child or adult. I want people to be aware of that.”