Bomb Threat

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Investigators in Burley are still piecing together what happened early Monday morning when an empty downtown building was gutted by fire and a bomb was discovered in front of a business across the street.

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The Oregon teenager accused of plotting an attack on his high school has obsessive-compulsive disorder brought on in a rare way: a strep infection. That's according to his mother.

PANDAS, has nothing to do with the bear. It's a condition that's triggered by strep infections in children. Researchers aren't sure why the infections could cause the extreme obsessive-compulsive behaviors. The symptoms can last for weeks, then disappear and come back months later without warning. The medical community isn't entirely in agreement over whether PANDAS is a distinct condition.

West Albany, Ore., high school students are praising one of their classmates as a hero. Truman Templeton sounded the alarm that a fellow student was plotting what officials call "mass murder" at his high school. Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord is being held on $2 million bail after his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Boise High School Evacuation 4-11-2013
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Five schools in southeast Idaho received violent threats this morning, disrupting classes, as police searched the schools. Boise High, Skyview High School in Nampa, Kuna High, and the Twin Falls Christian Academy all were evacuated after bomb threats were called in. Caldwell High School received a threat about a shooter.

All-Clear Given At Boise, Kuna High Schools After Bomb Threats

Apr 11, 2013
Boise High Evacuation 4-11-2013
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Updated 1:00 p.m.: Students at Boise High have been allowed back in after a bomb threat was received earlier this morning. Classes will resume this afternoon after police used bomb sniffing dogs to check student bags.

The all-clear has been given to Kuna High School students, where classes have resumed.

A small school district in north Idaho is trying to figure out who's behind 10 bomb threats made since the beginning of the school year. The series of hoaxes has rattled the community, and caused huge disruptions in school.

Boundary County schools superintendent Richard Conley says mostt of the threats were made on bathroom stalls. Conley says the last four threats alone came in March.

“I've been in education for 41 years and I've never seen this," Conley says.

Police believe multiple students are responsible. None of the threats, however, turned up an actual bomb.

Twelve jurors and four alternates are being chosen to hear the charges against a young Oregonian accused of acting on a false bomb plot.