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March 20, 2013

Teen arrested in bomb threat at Lincoln High School

Lincoln police have arrested a 17-year-old Lincoln High School student in connection with a bomb threat called into the school Friday, authorities said.

Lincoln police have arrested a 17-year-old Lincoln High School student in connection with a bomb threat called into the school Friday, authorities said.

The false report, made about 11:30 a.m., resulted in the school being evacuated and students being sent home early before the call was determined to be a hoax.

The suspect, an Auburn resident, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Auburn with the assistance of the Placer County Probation Department, said Jill Thompson, a Lincoln city spokeswoman.

He was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of making a bomb threat, falsely reporting an emergency and for violating his probation, Thompson said.

Because it was an active threat, police were able to obtain without a warrant information about the phone used to make the call.

That phone led them to another student, who implicated the Auburn teen, police said.

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