11-year-old boy arrested for calling in fake bomb threat

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:03pm

An 11-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at a pharmacy in Assumption Parish.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at roughly 10:30 a.m. We’re told the call was made to the Assumption Pharmacy located on Washington Street in Napoleonville. The pharmacy and neighboring businesses were evacuated and the Louisiana State Police Bomb Technicians were called in to investigate.

No bomb was found and everything returned to normal roughly an hour later. Fortunately, an employee at the pharmacy managed to preserve the phone number via the caller ID.

The phone number led investigators to a home in Napoleonville. While detectives were interviewing the woman who lived at the home, her 11-year-old son confessed to using the phone and calling in the bomb threat.

The child was charged with one count of Communication of False Information of Planned Arson. He was booked into the St. James Youth Detention Center. A hearing has been scheduled for early next week.

Officials noted that a separate investigation has been launched by Truancy Officers to determine why the boy was not in school that day.

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