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Investigation on to find bomb threat-maker

Posted: Updated: Sep 25, 2012 06:37 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The investigation continues after a 911 call detailed an alleged bomb threat at three different private schools in Monroe on Monday.

A 911 call crying bomb caused evacuations all around Monroe, interrupting the school days of St. Frederick Catholic High School and Ouachita Christian School and sending River Oaks School students home for the day.

While the River Oaks Headmaster, Dr. Tom Middleton, said the school suffered no cost, officers said a big cost could come for the caller.

They've officially opened an investigation and already have several leads.

"Officers and deputies with the sheriff's office, our kids go to these schools here too," Ouachita Sheriff Chief Deputy, Marc Mashaw, said. "We're going to continue to exhaust every lead we have and try to find out who caused this confusion yesterday at the school."

There's a high cost for the caller.

It's classified as terrorizing, a felony under Louisiana statutes.

"That holds up to a $15,000 and up to 15 years in prison," Mashaw said.

As of right now, KNOE 8 News has received no word that officers had arrested any suspects.

If that culprit is caught and convicted and it's proven that they made the call on purpose, that's a felony.

If they made the call because they heard it was a bomb threat and they were reporting it to protect the schools, there are no criminal charges for that.

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