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Girl charged in school bomb threat

Evanston police say a 13-year-old student at King Lab school has been charged in connection with a bomb threat at the school last week.

Police say the girl admitted writing "I will bomb this school" on a roll of toilet paper and leaving it in a girl’s bathroom at mid-afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Another student discovered the note and told a teacher. Police were called and searched the school but found no suspicious items.

Police say that, based on video footage from a camera outside the restroom, investigators identified and interviewed students who’d used the room about the time of the incident. Those interviews led to the reported confession.

The girl has been referred to juvenile court.

A bomb threat was also reported Sept. 22 at Haven Middle School and on Sept. 19 at Evanston Township High School. Those incidents are still under investigation.

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