Police arrest woman, teen, after Kearney school bomb threat

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KEARNEY, Neb (KSNB) A woman and 13-year-old boy are in custody after a bomb threat Thursday at Kearney's Horizon Middle School.

Kearney police told Local4 that they arrested Heather Love, 35, for four counts of child abuse and neglect, felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana concentrate.

They also took a 13-year-old male into juvenile custody.

Thursday morning the staff at Horizon Middle School found a concerning message on a student’s desk in a classroom about a bomb. The Kearney Police Department was immediately notified and, while it was quickly determined that the threat was not credible, they did a thorough sweep of the school and school grounds. No device was found.

Around noon Thursday, police executed a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of West 9th street in Kearney, where they found drugs and a handgun.

They arrested Love on the drug, weapons and child abuse charges. They put the 13-year-old boy into custody with the Department of Health and Human Services on suspicion of making terroristic threats.

Two other juveniles in the home face no charges. Police said the four counts of child abuse against Love stem from the fact that four children were living in a home and exposed to drug abuse.