On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 1:30pm, detectives with the Cornelius Police Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools arrested Riley Bowlin, a caucasian male student, at William A. Hough High School in connection with the bomb threat on Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 8:18am. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police received a 911 call from Bowlin in reference to a bomb threat at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius. The school was evacuated and there was no device found during the search.
Bowlin has been charged with one felony count of making a false bomb report and is being transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Cornelius Police are continuing the investigation and request that anyone with information that could, in any way, be helpful in identifying other suspects, please contact us immediately at 704-892-7773. You can remain anonymous.