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Two arrests made in connection to Mark Twain High School bomb threat

File photo from MTHS bomb threat

The Ralls County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that law enforcement identified and arrested two suspects this week.

An 18-year-old Quincy male and 15-year-old juvenile from New London, MO were arrested and charged with making a false bomb report on Wednesday, October 4th.

Personnel from the Ralls County Sheriff's Office and other agencies responded to the Mark Twain School Campus at 21622 Highway 19 for a reported bomb threat on Monday.

Bomb detection dogs were brought in and after a thorough sweep of the building it was determined the threat was a hoax.

"The safety of our children is paramount and so we take these threats seriously." Chief Deputy Ronald Haught said.

Investigators from the Ralls County Sheriff's Office quickly launched a criminal investigation into the matter.

"We are proud of the remarkable work done by our investigators to quickly identify and apprehend the suspects involved," Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie said

This investigation is ongoing and further information will be released when available and deemed appropriate.

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