Springfield Woman Makes Fake Bomb Threat to Middle School

A Springfield woman who was resisting police officers attempting to arrest someone else called in a fake bomb threat to a district middle school.

Prosecutors charged Savannah Barton with a felony charge of making a first degree terrorist threat.

According to police reports, officers arrived at a Springfield hotel to arrest a man with outstanding warrants. Barton refused to let officers enter and was speaking to them through a window, admitting a warrant was out for her arrest as well. That’s when she called the threat in to Reed Academy Middle School.

Barton admitted to officers that the threat was fake.

Barton could be sentenced to seven years if convicted on the terrorist threat charge.

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