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McCrory, Ark. — Two Woodruff County teenagers are in a juvenile holding facility today and will be brought before Juvenile Court in connection with threats allegedly made against McCrory high school students.
Arrests Thursday evening came following an investigation by special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Both teens arrested have been students at McCrory High School, Arkansas State Police said.
Thursday the High School, with an enrollment of a little over 300 students, was in a lockdown. Students were sent home early after news of the threats surfaced. McCrory Police said nothing was found at the high school Thursday although some students had been warned there would be a big explosion at the school that day.
Text messages containing the threats reportedly had been circulating at the school for days before they reached the school staff.
High school classes resumed Friday.