DEXTER -- Authorities are seeking felony charges against two teenagers for Tuesday's bomb threat.
According to a press release by the Dexter Police Department, the Stoddard County Juvenile Office and Dexter Police Department placed two 13-year old males in custody for the false bomb threat called into the T.S. Hill Middle School, located at 1107 W. Brown Pilot in Dexter.
The threat was reported to Dexter police at about 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, according to Dexter Police Chief Paul Haubold.
Students were evacuated to a safe location in response to the threat and a very thorough search of the exterior and interior of the school were conducted by the Dexter Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department and school officials. Dexter police then remained on the scene as extra security for the school. As no suspicious devices were found, students were allowed back into the building a short time later.
The two juveniles, who are current students of Dexter Schools, reportedly admitted their actions and are being held at the Stoddard County Juvenile Detention Center. They are slated to appear Tuesday for their detention hearing.
The charge being sought, false bomb report, is a class D felony.