Canfield Teens Charged with Making Bomb Threat

Two teenage girls were charged Monday with writing a note last month indicating a bomb would go off during lunch at Canfield High School, the second time in two weeks a girl was charged with making a bomb threat at city schools.

Canfield police said Monday they charged two 10th grade girls, 15 and 16, with making false alarms and obstructing official business in Mahoning County Juvenile Court.

Police said they worked closely with school administration during the investigation. Police said both girls gave investigators “false and misleading statements.”

Officials at the time evacuated the school and dismissed students at about 11 a.m. March 7 after students found a note in the hallway outside a restroom that said a bomb would detonate during the lunch hour.

Police said they never believed the threat was credible but implemented safety procedures immediately. They spent several hours combing through the school looking for anything suspicious, though nothing was found.

“Providing a safe and secure learning environment for our children is the first priority for the Canfield Police Department and the Canfield Local Schools administration and staff,” the police department said in a statement. “Any incident that undermines that safe and secure learning environment will be thoroughly investigated. If such an incident is determined to be criminal in nature, charges will be filed.”

Last week, Canfield police filed juvenile charges of making false alarms against an 11-year-old girl who police said wrote a bomb threat on a note on March 20, causing Canfield Middle School to be evacuated.

Police said the fifth-grade girl’s parents cooperated throughout the investigation. The school was evacuated and police found nothing suspicious during a sweep of the school.

Students returned to classes shortly afterwards.[lin_video src=×2&auto_start=0&pf_id=9626&rel=3&show_title=0&va_id=4001621&volume=8&windows=1 service=syndicaster width=425 height=330 type=iframe]

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s