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15-year-old arrested for making multiple threats to Cedar High School

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 23:00:02-05

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A 15-year-old has been arrested for making multiple threats to Cedar City High School on back-to-back days this week.

On Monday, a bomb threat was phoned in, causing students and staff to evacuate the building after it was placed in lockdown. After an investigation, the threat was proven to be a hoax.

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The same person called Tuesday claiming a man dressed in all black, wearing a mask and with a gun was at the school. Once again, the school was locked down before police found no threat.

Cedar City Police said the teen used a stolen cell phone to make the calls. Officials were able to identify the suspect by using video evidence and cell phone provider information.

The suspect was taken to youth corrections and is being charged with second-degree felony abuse of 911 for the bomb threat and third-degree felony abuse of 911 for Tuesday's call.