HARRISON, Ark. -- Two students are expelled for their involvement in a recent series of bomb threats found in schools. The Harrison School Board on Tuesday expelled the students for one calendar year.
The expulsion involves a male middle school student and female junior high student. The board expelled a male junior high student in December. The superintendent says the students violated school policy for communicating a false bomb alarm.
Eight bomb threats in the district this year, including one on Wednesday, have all turned out to be hoaxes. The hoax bomb threats come at a heavy price tag. Harrison police say the department spends about $3,000 an hour investigating each one. The school district says the time out of classes costs between $10,000 and $15,000.