A teenager was arrested Wednesday afternoon near Natrona County High School on suspicion of making terroristic threats, roughly an hour after law enforcement responded to the school because of a bomb threat.
Casper Police Sgt. Joey Wilhelm declined to comment on the arrest and whether it was connected to the bomb threat made to NCHS on Wednesday. He referred a Star-Tribune reporter to Sgt. Scott Jones, who oversees school resource officers. Jones did not respond to a voice message requesting comment.
On Wednesday, the Casper Police Department and the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department responded to the school after a tip was made via the Safe2Tell app at 2:30 p.m. Investigators quickly determined it was a prank and took an individual into custody.
According to police documents, a male juvenile was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Elm Street, which is a short distance from the high school. The arrest was made by Officer Scott Schulte, one of the Natrona County School District’s two school resource officers.
The age of the juvenile was not specified, but documents indicate he was born in 2003.
On Wednesday, Lt. Ben Mattila declined to say whether the suspect was a student or not, but he referred to the individual as a male.