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Two teens accused of tweeting bomb threats

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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 1:55 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 24, 2014 4:44 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: gonzales police, bomb threat, student arrested, east ascension high school

GONZALES - Authorities arrested two teens Monday after investigators said they tweeted bomb threats targeting East Ascension High School.

Det. Steven Nethken said Gonzales Police arrested a 16-year-old who'd been recently suspended from EAHS. Allison Hudson said the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a 15-year-old at an alternative school. Both were charged with felony terrorizing and misdemeanor cyberstalking.

Nethken said East Ascension High School staff notified Gonzales PD about the first threat, which was to the cafeteria, around 9 a.m. Monday. Officers called in bomb dogs from Louisiana State Police and searched the cafeteria, but found no explosives.

During that search, Nethken said EAHS staff told police another threat had been posted by someone else. LSP searched the classroom mentioned in that threat, but didn't find any explosives there either.

Hudson said the threat came from a student at Apple Digital Academy Alternative School, who confessed to tweeting them after he was questioned by detectives.

Both teens were taken to the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center.

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