MONROE — Union County Sheriff’s detectives report they have identified the suspect responsible for sending several bomb threats to school officials last week.
Last Friday (Sept. 10), deputies arrested 26 year old Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Monroe and she was booked at the Union County Jail; she’s facing three felony counts including: Making a False Report Concerning a Destructive Device, three counts of Cyberstalking and two counts of Identity Theft.
The investigation began on the evening of Sept. 7 after school officials at Sun Valley received an email from a bogus account reporting explosive devices at Sun Valley High, Sun Valley Middle and also an elementary school outside of Union County, according to the report.
UCSO deputies, School Resource Officers (SRO) and Union County Public Schools Officials searched both Union County schools that evening and again Wednesday to ensure the schools were safe.
Last Thursday (Sept. 9), a school official at Prospect Elementary received a similar threatening email concerning explosive devices on the school property. Deputies, SROs and detectives conducted a sweep of the school property with negative results.
Detectives quickly linked the source of the emails back to Jones and subsequently executed a search warrant at her Dellwood Drive residence, where several electronic devices were seized. This investigation is ongoing.