Two teenagers have been detained by police in connection with two bomb threats reported Friday at the Copperas Cove High School and junior high.
At 2:10 p.m. Copperas Cove police officers responded to the high school in reference to a bomb threat. As a result of the investigation, a 16-year-old male was detained and charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, according to a statement released by CCPD this morning.
The suspect was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention facility pending a hearing.
At 2:35 p.m. Friday, officers responded to SC Lee Junior High in reference to a bomb threat. A 13-year-old male was identified and detained, also being charged with terroristic threat. He was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Facility, according to police.
Between the high school and junior high, these two incidents added to the previously reported three bomb threats last week. According to police, there were no injuries reported and no explosive devices were located during subsequent sweeps of the buildings.
A sixth report of a bomb threat was made this morning at the junior high. The school has been evacuated and students are being dismissed.
The Copperas Cove Police Department is continuing to investigate all incidents. Tips can be made anonymously through the Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers tip number (254)547-1111 or www.tipsubmit.com Crime Stoppers has been contacted and have increased the reward to $2,000 in cash for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.
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