Copperas Cove PD arrests two teenagers, investigating six bomb threats

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 3:51pm

The Copperas Cove Police Department is currently investigating six separate terroristic threat incidents at Copperas Cove Independent School District campuses. Two of those occurred on December 7.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. on December 7, officers responded to the Copperas Cove High School, located at 400 South 25th Street, in reference to a bomb threat. As a result of the investigation, a 16-year-old male Copperas Cove resident was identified and detained. The suspect was charged with terroristic threat, a third degree felony, and he transported to the Copperas Cove Police Department for booking. He was later transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Facility, pending a hearing.

At approximately 2:35 p.m. on December 7, officers responded to the SC Lee Junior High School, located at 1205 Courtney Lane, in reference to a bomb threat. As a result of the investigation, a 13-year-old male Copperas Cove resident was identified and detained. The suspect was charged with terroristic threat, a third degree felony, and transported to the Copperas Cove Police Department for booking. He was later transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Facility, pending a hearing.
 

These two incidents added to the previously reported three between the Copperas Cove High School and Copperas Cove Junior High School earlier last week. During all five incidents the Copperas Cove Police Department responded and assisted the district in evacuating buildings and assuring the safety of all students. There were no injuries reported and no explosive devices were located during subsequent sweeps of the buildings.

On Monday, December 10, schools were evacuated and dismissed around 9:30 a.m., according to the school's information officer, due to a sixth bomb threat.

The Copperas Cove Police Department considers terroristic threat incidents very serious, and all available resources are being targeted towards the investigation, apprehension and prosecution of these offenders. Upon prosecution these offenses carry with them a third degree felony conviction, two to 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000, and restitution to the involved entities. The Copperas Cove Police Department is continuing to investigate all five incidents and would like to inform you that 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 $2,000.00 in cash for clues if your information leads to an arrest and prosecution. No one will ever ask your name.

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