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Rockford Scanner™: 12 Year Old Arrested, For Making Bomb Threats At Local Schools


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On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Rockford Police officers responded to RESA
Middle School for reports of a bomb threat made to the school. Officers were advised that a
phone call came in at approximately 12:20 p.m., and the school was subsequently evacuated as a
precaution. The same threat was called in the day before at Lincoln Middle School and the school
was also evacuated as a precaution.

Rockford Police Detectives, the Rockford Police Intel Unit and School Resource Officers, along
with RPS205 Security, continued their investigation into the incidents and identified the suspect
as a 12-year-old juvenile male. After a review of the facts of this case, the Winnebago County
State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the charges listed below. The juvenile was taken into custody
and lodged in Juvenile Detention.

Juvenile Male, 12, Rockford
Threaten Destruction of a School or Violence, Death,
Bodily Harm against a School, School Function, or Event



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