by Shannon Cay
FLIPPIN, Ark. – A kid from Flippin who told police someone was in route to a school to “shoot it up” is charged with a felony for communicating a false alarm.
While the age and name of the suspect have not been released, under Arkansas law the student could face two years in a juvenile detention facility and may be required to pay restitution for the incident.
Flippin Assistant Chief Dustin Carter says the phony call to the department came in at around 3:15 on Tuesday afternoon. He says Marion County 911 operators received the call alleging that an unknown male individual was armed with a shotgun and en route to Mountain Home Public Schools.
According to the report, 911 operators were able to locate the caller near Flippin High School, at which time officers from the Flippin and Mountain Home Police Departments were dispatched to investigate.
After searching the area, Carter says a juvenile suspect was located and subsequently admitted he was the individual who had made the 911 call, playing a prank.