Authorities questioned two teenagers over threats reportedly made to schools. In Little Rock, a 14-year-old Little Rock student said he would turn his campus into "a holocaust," according to police. Around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, a resource officer was informed of a student making threats to shoot up Forest Heights STEM Academy, according to a Police Department report. The teenager was then removed from class and taken to the principal's office while officials contacted his father, police reported.
Little Rock police on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old man in the robbery of a downtown bank, a police spokesman said. Lt. Michael Ford identified Todd Curry as the suspect in the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch at 401 W. Capitol Ave. Authorities were called about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday after the robber went into the bank with a note demanding money and implied that he was armed, according to officer Steve Moore, another police spokesman.
A 15-year-old student has been arrested after making a threat via Snapchat to shoot up a Conway school, police said. On Monday night, the Conway Police Department became aware of a social media post regarding a Conway Junior High School student threatening to carry a shotgun to school. According to a statement, the 15-year-old mentioned shooting a particular student “and Mexicans.”The case remains under investigation, and authorities do not believe any threat remains.
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