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2 Iowa teens arrested for phoning in bomb threats to skip class

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa City police have arrested two students for phoning in bomb threats that forced a Catholic school to cancel two days of classes.

Police said Tuesday the suspects are males aged 15 and 17 who attend Regina Catholic Education Center. They have been charged with first-degree harassment.

The first call happened Aug. 20, when someone claimed that a bomb had been placed in the school. The second happened Sept. 19, when a caller said he would come to the school with an explosive device on his body if the school did not provide him money. Students and employees were evacuated in both cases and searches didn't locate anything suspicious.

Investigators said they are working to identify a possible third suspect not affiliated with the school, who could also face charges.

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