Local & Regional
Wed July 7, 2010
Bomb Threat a Hoax
By Associated Press
Bartlesville, Okla. – BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Police have turned over the results of an investigation into a fake bomb found last month on the vehicle in the Bartlesville High School parking lot to the Washington County District Attorney's office.
Police Chief Tom Holland has said the device found June 22 looked like a bomb but lacked components that would have made it explosive, including a detonator.
Holland says police used surveillance video to identify the vehicle and that two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old are behind the hoax. He says it apparently was meant as a practical joke.
None of the three have been arrested. The district attorney's office will decide if charges will be filed.