Mobile police have arrested nine juveniles and one adult for recent bomb threats. Each offender is being prosecuted for the felony charge of Making Terrorist Threats.
Over the course of 11 days, the Mobile Police Department received seven reports of threats to schools and a business. These incidents disrupted school and business activities, and often required the delegation of several manpower hours to investigate.
“Those who think making a bomb threat is funny or just want to get out of school will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Lt. Matthew James of the Mobile Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.
The Mobile Police Department has a 100 percent clearance rate on this recent trend of cases. Officers will continue to work just as hard on any future threats and locate and arrest the person responsible.
Here is a timeline of the recent bomb threat occurrences.
On Friday, March 10, 2017, a bomb threat was received at the Walmart on 101 East I-65 Service Road. Through investigation, two juveniles were arrested for the felony offense of Making Terrorist Threats.
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, a social media post circulated of a photo of a grenade associated with a threat against Baker High School, 8901 Airport Blvd. Through investigation, one juvenile was arrested and a dummy grenade was recovered from the juvenile’s home.
On Monday, March 13, 2017, a bomb threat was received at Pillans Middle School, 20151 Gatokoco Drive. An adult female was located at the scene and arrested for Making Terrorist Threats and Giving False Name to Police. No explosives were found after a search.
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, another bomb threat was received at Pillans Middle School. Through investigation, two juveniles were located and arrested for Making Terrorist Threats.
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, a bomb threat was received at Chestang Middle School, 2800 Berkley Avenue. Through investigation, two juveniles were arrested for Making Terrorist Threats.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, a bomb threat was received at B.C. Rain High School, 3125 Dauphin Island Parkway. Through investigation, one juvenile was arrested for Making Terrorists Threats.
On Monday, March 20, 2017, a bomb threat was received at Williamson High School, 1567 Dublin Street. Through investigation, one juvenile was arrested for Making Terrorist Threats.