A teen in Louisiana was arrested Thursday evening after police say a bomb threat was emailed to the Woodville ISD.
According to Woodville Police Captain Mike McCulley, the bomb threat was an email threatening the Woodville High School campus. It was sent on Friday Aug. 26. The campus was evacuated and bomb-sniffing dogs were used to search the campus.
An investigation involving multiple agencies traced the email to a school in Calcasieu Parish Louisiana. Officials say a former student of Woodville ISD currently living in Louisiana, sent the threat. The juvenile, whose name has not been released, was arrested Thursday by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Deputies.
Captain McCulley said in addition to facing a 3rd Degree felony charge of making a terroristic threat, the juvenile may have to pay for the cost of the first responders and the investigators who solved the case. He said agencies involved in the response and investigation include the Woodville Police Department, Tyler Co. Sheriff's Office, Constable PCT 2, Woodville ISD IT Department, FBI, Port Arthur Fire Department, Fort Polk Army Base (K9 unit), and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. Because of the number of resources that were tied up by the incident the price tag could be lofty.
The juvenile remains in a Louisiana juvenile facility awaiting extradition to Texas.