Two teens arrested for SHS bomb threat hoax

SANDUSKY Police have arrested two teenagers they say are responsible for making a false bomb threat
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Police have arrested two teenagers they say are responsible for making a false bomb threat against Sandusky High School.

After being interrogated Tuesday, Derek Parker, 19, 1000 block of Sweetbriar Drive, Vermilion, and a17-year-old boy were charged with inducing panic and tampering with evidence.

Neither is a current Sandusky High School student, according to Assistant Chief Charlie Sams.

The threat was called into the Sandusky police station just after 1 p.m. Friday. Police were able to trace the call back to a cell phone, Sams said.

In the call two male voices can be heard.

"There's a bomb at Sandusky High School, and if you don't (expletive) let everybody go I'm gonna blow that (expletive) up," the caller said."You have 20 minutes (expletive), I'm gonna blow that (expletive) up."

A second male voice follows. "I swear to God I'm crazy," he said.

During questioning both suspects appeared normal.

"There were no indications of any mental illness," Sams said.

School officials evacuated the building, and a group of about 10 police officers searched the building, finding no bomb. Meanwhile students waited outside in the 33-degree weather with no time to go to their lockers and get coats, leaving some students and their parents disgruntled.

"We certainly listened to their concerns that were expressed to us," said Bill Pahl, Sandusky schools superintendent.