California teen arrested for allegedly calling in bomb threats


HELENA, Mont. - Our affiliate in Helena reports that according to Helena PD, a 14-year-old from Dublin, CA was arrested for allegedly calling in bomb threats to Helena schools.

According to Dublin police, officers from Helena contacted them to seek help in contacting a juvenile wanted for calling in bomb threats to schools in Helena.

Cole Woodruff was arrested by Dublin police. He was questioned and later released to his parents.

During a news conference Friday afternoon, Helena police said Woodruff had used a phone app to hide his phone's number.

Now he's facing three counts of felony intimidation, and detectives are continuing to investigate the possible connection with a Helena student.


Police in Montana say a 14-year-old boy from Dublin, Calif., has been arrested on suspicion of phoning in three separate bomb threats to Helena schools this week.

Helena Police Chief Troy McGee says the boy was arrested Friday after authorities with the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security tracked him down. The boy has not yet been charged.

Superintendent Kent Kultgen says someone called dispatchers Friday saying there was a bomb in all the schools in the city. School officials canceled classes for the day.

A threat on Wednesday said there was a bomb in a Helena elementary school. On Monday a caller said there was a bomb in Capital High School.

No explosives were found.

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