Boy arrested after calling in false bomb threat

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Shreveport Fire Investigators arrested a 14-year-old boy Friday morning for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to Bethune Middle School on Thursday.

Shreveport Fire Department and Police Department responded to the school at 1:00 pm that day after a bomb threat was phoned to the 9-1-1 dispatch. After evacuating the school and investigating, no explosive device was found. The children were allowed back into the school without incident or injuries.

According to Fire Chief Scott Wolverton, the arrested juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property. If convicted, the boy could face sentence 20 years in prison.