Juvenile suspect identified for allegedly phoning in bomb threat at Platte County High School

The Platte City Police Department made an arrest this week after a student called in a “non-credible” bomb threat to Platte County High School phoned in earlier this week. The juvenile admitted to placing the call at about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

According to a release, the Platte County Sheriff’s Department dispatch center received a call from what sounded like a male caller stating, “There is a bomb threat at Platte County High School,” at about 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. Law enforcement responded and recovered the cell phone used to make the call.

Platte City Police Department chief Carl Mitchell said the phone’s owner was in class and participating in a class discussion when the call was made. The phone had apparently been left in another part of the building.

The matter has been turned over to Platte County Juvenile Services for potential charges.
The Platte County R-3 School District sent out an alert the day of the incident, and all after-school activities went on as scheduled.

“Although we have no reason to believe the threat is real, we take every threat seriously,” the alert read in part. “The Platte City Police Department has investigated and deemed the threat to be non-credible. We are currently working with officers to investigate this non-credible threat, as well as implement additional safety precautions.”