Claremore woman arrested in school bomb threat

The Tulsa World and Team Radio Marketing Group - March 28, 2018 10:09 am

A Claremore woman has been arrested in connection with the bomb threat that was phoned in to Claremore Public Schools Tuesday, the Claremore Police Department announced on its Facebook page late Tuesday.

Stephanie Louise Montgomery, 48, “has confessed to calling in the bomb threat” and was arrested on a felony complaint of making a terroristic threat, the Police Department announced.

Investigators were continuing to interview her Tuesday night, according to the post. They did not provide any information about a possible motive or connection with the school system.

However, Claremore Deputy Police Chief Steve Cox told the Tulsa World by phone late Tuesday that police had not found any connection between Montgomery and the school district.

He said she first called in a bomb threat to Claremore High School at 10:44 a.m., saying there was a bomb in the school and that there were bombs at other schools in the area.

Investigators determined that a phone number registered to Montgomery was used to make the call, Cox said.

Police located Montgomery at her home about 11 p.m., and she eventually confessed to making the threat, he said.

Montgomery was to be booked into the Rogers County jail later Tuesday night, police said in the Facebook post.

Police had announced earlier in the evening that all seven schools in the Claremore district had been searched and cleared. No explosives were found.

Students from each of the Claremore schools were taken to other locations in the community until they were picked up by their parents.

Police Chief Stan Brown wrote on the department’s Facebook page that many other agencies were involved in the search of schools and the investigation. They included the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad and Canine Officers, Tulsa Police Department and Canine Officers, Claremore Fire Department, rogers County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Rogers County District 12 Attorney Investigators.

 

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