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Woman pleads guilty to hoax bomb threat at Claremore schools

The Associated Press - September 6, 2018 3:59 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to phoning in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of seven schools in Claremore.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tulsa announced Thursday that Stephanie Louise Montgomery pleaded guilty to providing false information about bombs in schools. She faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

As part of her plea agreement, Montgomery will pay $12,000 in restitution to law enforcement agencies for costs incurred responding to the false threat.

A message left Thursday with Montgomery’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Prosecutors allege Montgomery phoned Claremore High School in March and reported there were five bombs in backpacks at the high school and ten more bombs at elementary schools in the district.

 

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