Flippin Student Charged with School Threat Hoax


FLIPPIN, Ark. — A high school student in Flippin, Arkansas 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 Department and Flippin police say someone called Marion County 9-1-1 Tuesday afternoon, claiming someone was enroute to Mountain Home schools 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 of our local schools. 


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