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11-year-old arrested in reference to bomb threat at Levelland Intermediate School

By Kati Moody
News Editor

Levelland police arrested an 11-year-old male intermediate school student Friday evening in reference to the bomb threat made at the intermediate campus on Wednesday.

Investigators were interviewing students Friday afternoon in reference to the threat at the Levelland Intermediate School. The bomb threat was located in a boys bathroom written on a paper towel, saying a bomb would go off at 3 p.m. that day, according to reports.

Police Chief Albert Garcia said investigators made an arrest Friday around 7:30 p.m. The 11-year-old was transported to the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center by Hockley County Juvenile Probation Officers and has been charged with felony terroristic threat after admitting to police he was the individual who wrote the note, Garcia said.

Investigators arrested a 15-year-old Thursday evening in reference to bomb threat made at the Levelland Middle School that day. In that incident, the threat was a note found by a student on campus that was turned into a school official. She has also been charged with felony terroristic threat, according to police.

A 15-year-old high school student was arrested Friday afternoon for making a false report about a bomb threat at the high school. After interviewing the student, he admitted the threat was not real.

Because of the age of the suspects, their names will not be released.

The investigation is ongoing but police do not believe any other students were involved.

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