Police ID student in Newcomb bomb threat

The Daily Times staff
Bomb threats

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Police Department has identified a child suspect in a bomb threat made at Newcomb Middle School in January.

Navajo police officers from the Shiprock Police District were alerted Jan. 20 that a bomb threat was discovered in the boys' bathroom at the middle school, according to a police press release.

The school was placed in lockdown while police searched the grounds for suspicious devices, but none were found, the release states. School officials interviewed students as part of an investigation and a 15-year-old boy admitted on March 24 to making the threat, the release states.

Navajo police will refer their findings to the Office of the Navajo Nation Prosecutor for possible prosecution, according to the release. The school has taken disciplinary action against the student, and his guardian was notified, the release states.

Navajo police continue to investigate threats made at other schools within the Central Consolidated School District.

A student at Newcomb Elementary School was reprimanded earlier this month for a threat written in a girls' restroom.