Bomb Threat Forces Evacuations at Southside High School
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A 16-year-old girl was arrested on a felony charge of communicating a false alarm Thursday afternoon in connection with a bomb threat that caused Southside High School in Fort Smith to be evacuated.
The girl is a student at Southside, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department. She’s being held at the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.
“This is serious business to us,” said Deputy Superintendent of Fort Smith School District Gordon Floyd. “This is not a prank. This is a crime, and we intend to treat it as a crime in any way we can.”
The threat was reported early Thursday morning (April 11). An automated call went out to parents at 8:53 a.m. alerting them of the evacuation.
Students waited outside the school for nearly an hour while police searched the building and watched surveillance footage to see…
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