Friday, April 12, 2013

Threatening Behavior: Investigators Looking For Individuals Responsible For Bomb Scares

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Following a string of bomb threats throughout the day Thursday targeting Idaho schools and stores, still another threat was called in Thursday night to the St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital In Twin Falls.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Twin Falls police helped sweep the Hospital campus but no threats were found.

Threats began sweeping across the Treasure Valley late Thursday morning, when callers began targeting schools in the Boise, Caldwell, Kuna and Nampa school districts. Even some schools which were not targeted directly by the threats were placed on a so-called "soft lockdown."

All of the schools received the calls between 10:50 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Another bomb threat was called into Twin Falls Christian Academy at approximately 11:40 a.m.

Coincidentally, most of the schools were participating in the Idaho Stands Achievement Test - or ISAT - at the time of the threat.

Later in the day, approximately 4 p.m., bomb threats were called into at least three retail stores - Kohl's and Walmart in the Meridian area and a Boise area Target.

A Meridian police spokesman told KTVB-TV that the caller to the retailers was "described as a male, possibly an adult."

Law enforcement was quick to remind the public that a fake bomb threat is a felony punishable by up to five years behind bars.

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