Last Tuesday morning, a Kent County Sheriff's Office school resource officers (SRO) assigned to Lowell Public Schools was notified of a social media bomb threat made towards the high school.
The threat was made via Instagram on Sunday at 10:30 P.M. Several KCSO resources such as the investigative division and explosives detection K9 were brought in to assist SROs. After conducting electronic search warrants a suspect was identified and interviewed within six hours.
The following Thursday morning, the Kent County Prosecutor's Office authorized a juvenile petition for False Report or Threat of a Bomb/Harmful Device. This by law is a four year felony. The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old male from Lowell, who does not attend Lowell Public Schools.