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Howard police arrest teen in two hoax school bomb threats

Howard police arrest teen in two hoax school bomb threats

A 14-year-old Columbia resident has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to two Howard County schools Tuesday afternoon, which police later found to be a hoax.

The juvenile, who is not a Howard County student, is also facing charges for trespassing at a third school, police said.

According to John White, the school system's communications director, the juvenile called Bonnie Branch Middle School and Elkridge Elementary School around 12:10 p.m., when he made the threats. Shortly after, police arrived at both schools.

"After consulting with police, based on the information received and the credibility of the threat, the decision was made to evacuate Elkridge...

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