Flippin Student Charged with School Threat Hoax

FLIPPIN, Ark. (KOLR) - A high school student in Marion County is charged in juvenile court with communicating a false alarm, after a school shooting threat to Mountain Home Public Schools was phoned in Tuesday.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Flippin Police Department say someone called Marion County 9-1-1 Tuesday afternoon, claiming someone was headed to a Mountain Home school to "shoot it up."

The 9-1-1 call was traced to a spot near Flippin High School. Police searched the area and turned up a juvenile, who admitted he made the call as a "prank."

He was charged with communicating a false alarm. 

Marion County and Mountain Home authorities say at this time, there is no known threat to any  local schools. 

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