Teen Arrested For Making Bomb Threat Calls To Another State

A 14-year-old California teen was arrested for making bomb threat calls to Montana.

By Autumn Johnson

Dublin, Calif. — Police officials say a 14-year-old Dublin, Calif. resident was arrested after allegedly making bomb threats by phone over a period of three days to schools in Montana.

"Dublin Police was contacted by the Helena Police Department in Montana concerning bomb threats made to their local schools over a period of three separate days," police officials said. "Helena Police identified a 14-year-old juvenile who resides in the City of Dublin that is suspected of making the telephone calls. Dublin Police detectives and officers located the juvenile and took him into custody."

The case is being investigated by Helena Police Department, F.B.I., Dublin Police Services, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, according to police. 

Investigators are not releasing any further details because the investigation is ongoing.

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mplo March 22, 2014 at 08:52 PM
While we're on the subject of bomb scares/threats; As a woman who attended a suburban public high school during the mid to late 1960's, I still remember a bomb scare that occurred one icy-cold winter's day at our high school, during my Sophomore year. It started out like a regular fire drill, but then, after standing out in the cold for 10-15 minutes, everybody was ushered into our high school gymnasium, where everybody was herded onto our respective buses. A fourteen or fifteen year old Freshman at our high school, with the backing of some of his pals, had called into the school, saying that there was a bomb inside the school that was going to go off. Sending everybody home wasn't the answer, as that would've increased the chance of a recurrence of a bomb scare. We all sat on our buses for afew hours while the school was searched, and then we all went back into the school, and to our respective classes. Not long afterwards, the 14 or 15 year old youth was caught, and, since he was a juvenile delinquent, he spent the better part of a year at the Billerica house of Correction. It was a horrible event, and, for those who think that bomb scares/threats are a funny prank, they might want to think again. The perpetrators of such a prank could be responsible for the death of somebody-they might drop dead of a heart attack, a stroke, or possibly an asthma attack, or an epileptic person could have a seizure. Such threats, whether they're from one state to another, or to a school within a given state, etc., they must be taken seriously, and the perpetrators apprehended and punished as necessary. Although this particular youth was a juvenile delinquent, he, too got some punishment, and well he should have.
Autumn Johnson March 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM
FBI Helped Crack Dublin Teen's Alleged Bomb Threats to 'Heleena' http://dublin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/fbi-helped-crack-dublin-teens-alleged-bomb-threats-to-heleena
Daniella Ruiz March 23, 2014 at 01:34 PM
The NSA had this brat in less than a second after his last hang up! It took a week or two for the locals to wend their way though the legal paperwork to gain access to that data though. Now he'll have to be extradited to Montana to be processed, printed and bust some Big Sky stones for a few months....;-))
Roberto March 23, 2014 at 05:30 PM
MPLO, Jackie, the directions say 'Post Comment'. Not write a whole freaking article on the obvious evils of crank phone calls. Jeez, get a life girls!
S.Giraud March 24, 2014 at 04:56 PM
The big questions are motive and why Montana.


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