By Laura Wilson

Stillwater NewsPress



Stillwater police officers arrested a Stillwater Junior High student this morning for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat at the school.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested as a suspect involving one of two bomb threat notes found Thursday at Stillwater Junior High, said Capt. Ryan McCaghren. Police, who did not release the boy's name, arrested him at the junior high.

Police identified the boy from surveillance cameras in the school and interviewed him and several witnesses, McCaghren said.

“It showed him in the area where the note was left shortly before the note was found,” he said.

Investigations into three other bomb threat notes left at at the junior high Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are ongoing. Police are interviewing students “to try to determine who the suspects are in those,” McCaghren said.

School officials evacuated the junior high after notes were found Tuesday and Wednesday, but elected to shelter-in-place - leave children in classrooms while the school was searched - Thursday, when two notes were found. Police Chief Norman McNickle said police did not believe the notes found Thursday presented a “credible threat.”

After Wednesday’s incident, Superintendent Ann Caine said she plans to ask the district attorney to seek restitution for the costs of Stillwater police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and bomb-detecting dogs and school staff when charges are filed.

Police have asked that anyone with information about the bomb threats contact them at 372-4171.

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