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      15-year-old arrested for bomb threat

      The Maries County Sheriff has arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of writing a bomb threat at the Maries County R-2 High School in Belle, Mo.Belle Police Chief Brian Brennan says last Friday a teacher found a written threat on a desk saying a bomb would go off Tuesday.The student was taken into custody once police were called to the school.Maries County Sheriff, Belle Police and the Capitol Police along with their K-9 unit investigated the school last week as a precaution and found no bomb.Tuesday morning authorities checked the bags of each student as they came to school. Brennan says everybody so far has complied.The student is currently suspended.School is going on as usual.

      Jeannie Thompson owns a business near the school and believes kids are getting into trouble because there is not enough to do in Belle."Who do you blame?" said Thompson. "The kids, the parents, the school? I hope action is taken and we can get some help here. Because if it is hitting Belle, its pretty bad. Belle is a small community."

      The juvenile authorities are now handling the suspect.