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SL 14-year-old arrested for bombing threat

Monday, January 7, 2013

Storm Lake Police have arrested a 14-year-old suspect and charged him with Terrorist Threats after an investigation into a bomb threat made in early December.

Officers were called to Storm Lake High School Dec. 3 after a written bomb threat was found scrawled on a wall, reading "I'm going to bomb Casey's."

Police checked all of the local Casey's stores and found no explosives. Officers and school officials reviewed security camera footage and began to do interviews and secure handwriting samples to try to identify a suspect. With help from a forensic handwriting expert, a match was made with a student.

On January 3, officers arrested Gora Akwai. He was later released to parents pending a court appearance.