SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Pranks are sometimes innocent - even funny, but police in Selma weren't laughing when they arrested a 15-year-old Thursday who is accused of using a cell phone to make bomb threats over the past several weeks.
Police said the teen, whose name was withheld, made as many as
four bomb threats in one day, including Wednesday's incident at a
local school that prompted the evacuation of students in the rain.
Authorities said the teen was caught because new technology enables 911 operators to track emergency calls placed by cell phones.
The juvenile, who attends Selma High School, likely will learn how state law deals with bomb threats - a felony - when she appears before a district judge sometime today.
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