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Teen Arrested for Holmes High Bomb Threat

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the bomb threat at Holmes High School that forced Covington Indpendent Public Schools to close all its campuses on Friday.

The threat indicated that Holmes was going to be "blown up". A report was taken from CIPS and the case was immediately assigned to detectives from the Covington Police Criminal Investigations Bureau.

The day's investigation led to the identification of a suspect who was located, interviewed, and arrested after making a confession.

Carlos "Mikey" Vanderpool, 18, is charged with first degree terroristic threatening and was lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center.

CIPS also released a statement after the conclusion of the investigation.

A thorough review of the building revealed nothing out of the ordinary and normal school activities have resumed, the school district said.

The girls basketball game scheduled for Friday night between Holmes and Ryle will take place as scheduled starting at 6 p.m. Saturday activities such as ACT testing, middle school and elementary basketball games and Saturday school will continue as scheduled as well.

The district stated: "We are grateful for the support of several regional law enforcement agencies that provided personnel and bomb-sniffing dogs to conduct the search. Kenton County Emergency Management, Covington Police, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office, and dogs from Northern Kentucky University Police, University of Cincinnati Police and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office searched the entire campus and nothing was found."

-Staff report

Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Carlos "Mikey" Vanderpool/via Kenton Co. Detention Center
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