Dallas County High student arrested for bomb threats

Published 10:02 am Friday, April 28, 2017

A 16-year-old Dallas County High School student has been arrested in connection to bomb threats made at each of the county high schools over the last week.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department was in the process of interviewing the student on Friday morning and working out all of the possible charges, according to Chief Deputy Randy Pugh.

Pugh said the sheriff’s department has worked seven bomb threats this week at county schools. Several Selma City Schools have also received bomb threats this week, and Pugh said deputies are still working to determine if the same student is responsible.

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“It’s very serious. You could have injuries on people,” Pugh said. “We have parents scared and worried about what’s going on and of course you never know when it might be the real thing. You get it so often that it almost becomes a routine, which you cannot let happen because the one time you get too lax, it might be the real thing.”

Pugh said the sheriff’s department has been working hard this week to find the person responsible, but he said cases like this take a lot of time.

Check back for more on this developing story.