Cornelius PD arrest suspect in Hough HS bomb hoax

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Cornelius PD arrest suspect in Hough HS bomb hoax

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 2:17 PM

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CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Cornelius Police have made an arrest in connection with the first bomb threat on Tuesday at W. A. Hough High School.

Police say Riley Bowlin, a student, is being charged with one felony count of making a false bomb report, and is currently in transport to the Mecklenburg County Jail.
 
Hough High was first evacuated at 8:30 Tuesday morning over reports of a suspicious package in a bathroom.

(Click here for photos from AirStar of the scene)

Nothing suspicious was found, and investigators gave the all-clear about an hour later.

Then, just before 1:00, there was a report of a second suspicious package.

Students and teachers once again were sent to the football field.

Police say they did find a package but it wasn't dangerous.

Police did not indicate Bowlin was responsible for the second threat, and say the case is still under investigation. 

If you have any information that may be helpful in identifying the remaining suspect(s), please contact the Cornelius Police Department immediately at (704) 892-7773.

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