Columbia teenager arrested, charged in high school bomb threat

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A 17-year-old Columbia High School student was arrested Thursday and charged as an adult after allegedly sending a text-message bomb threat to one of her teachers.

Columbia Police Chief Jim Kinslow said authorities tracked down Kellsey Davis after she allegedly used a program on her iPod Touch to send a text message to one of her teachers which alluded to the threat of a bomb at the school.

After taking Davis in for questioning, she admitted to sending the message and was then arrested.

Davis said she downloaded an application which promised to mask the origin of a sender's text message and wanted to test it. She added she never intended to do any harm.

Kinslow said the message was sent at midnight and then received around 6:50 a.m. on Thursday. Davis was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Her bond was set at $5,000. Davis paid and was released later that day.

According to Kinslow, Davis will be charged as an adult for making a bomb threat and causing a panic, which is a felony. She will now await the outcome of a Marion County Grand Jury ruling as to whether she will go to trial.

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