Woman indicted in connection with bomb threat at Clark County school

Meridith Rowland

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Meridith Rowland

A woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Kenton Ridge High School has been indicted.

A Clark County grand jury has indicted Meridith Rowland, 37, of Appleton, Wisc., on a charge of inducing panic.

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Rowland was arrested in December by police in Wisconsin during what authorities described as a 40-minute long conversation with the school’s principal where she allegedly said she had desires to plant a bomb in the building and planned to “kill everyone.”

“During this time she also stated she wanted to put a bomb in the school and toward the end of the conversation she advised she would kill everyone there,” Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Lane wrote in an affidavit.

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Students, teachers and staff were ordered to shelter in place during the conversation, the court documents say.

Rowland was identified as a 1998 graduate of Kenton Ridge in the affidavit.

She remained in the Clark County Jail on Wednesday.

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