Student arrested in school bomb threat

A 15-year-old male juvenile has been arrested after a bomb threat at New Prague High School Thursday morning, Feb. 14.

A note was left inside a rest room at the school indicating that there was a bomb in the building. Police were notified at 7:40 a.m., and the school was evacuated for about an hour and a half. The building was searched and nothing was found. Students were let back into the building at about 9:15 a.m.

According to a press release from the New Prague Police Department, officers were able to identify a suspect during their investigation. The juvenile is a sophomore at the school and was not named. He has been taken to the Scott County Jail and booked for terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. A Juvenile Petition is pending.

New Prague Police said officers from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol assisted with the search and investigation.