Thursday’s Troy H.S. threat yields one arrest


15 year-old male detained and charged with making false alarms

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@aimmediamidwest.com



TROY — Troy Police Department has charged a high school student with making false alarms after a new threat was made during the school day on Thursday.

It is the fourth threat within the school district in less than a week.

The student allegedly wrote the threat on a note and dropped it in the middle of the high school hallway. The message implied a bomb would go off either Friday or Monday, according to officials.

According to Capt. Jeff Kunkleman, Troy Police charged the 15-year-old male with a first-degree misdemeanor making false alarms, and incarcerated him at West Central Juvenile Detention on Thursday. Another student, who watched the male subject write the note, was detained but turned over to a juvenile probation officer.

On Wednesday, Troy Police Department charged a 12-year-old Troy Junior High School student with second-degree misdemeanor inducing panic for writing a threatening message on a desk at the end of the school day. The student was removed from the building and classes went on as scheduled.

Earlier this week, Capt. Kunkleman said students responsible for the threats could face a second-degree felony charge of inducing panic and other additional charges.

The first threat was discovered last Friday. The message was written on the high school boys’ bathroom and closed classes for the building as well as the junior high on Monday. The Troy Police Department is still working to locate the student responsible for that matter.

A copycat threat written on a bathroom wall of the Concord Elementary School was found on Monday. That matter was unfounded and the School Resource Officer and staff handled the incident with no disruption to the school day.

Last April, a bomb threat was written on a wall in the boys’ bathroom at the Troy Junior High and evacuated students for nearly two hours.

15 year-old male detained and charged with making false alarms

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@aimmediamidwest.com