Claremore Woman Gets Prison Time For Bomb Hoax
TULSA, Oklahoma - A federal judge sentenced a Claremore woman to prison for calling in a hoax bomb threat.
Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell sentenced Stephanie Louise Montgomery, 49, to ten months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for the threat.
In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Montgomery will pay $6,391.78 in restitution to law enforcement agencies and first responders, including the Claremore Police and Fire Departments, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The money will cover how much it cost to respond to and investigate the false threats.
Montgomery called Claremore High School on March 27, 2018, saying there were “five bombs in backpacks at the high school and ten more bombs located at elementary schools.”
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Prosecutors say approximately 7,000 students, faculty, coaches and staff from all Claremore schools were evacuated or sheltered in place until being transported to alternate locations.
Multiple law enforcement personnel responded and performed sweeps of the seven area schools but found no explosive devices. The threats followed shortly after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“Hoax bomb threats are no joke, and this sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime," said United States Attorney Trent Shores.