Villisca teen allegedly threatened to burn teachers’ home


October 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

In a follow-up to our earlier report, officials say a Villisca teen who was arrested Tuesday morning, faces a felony charge of Making Terrorist Threats. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 13-year old Cordell Straw was taken into custody at around 9-a.m., Tuesday. Formal charges were filed Wednesday. Authorities told the Omaha World-Herald the teen had allegedly threatened to burn down the home of a teacher. The threat was made in school, on October 2nd.

School officials say with other legal action in progress, the boy will not face disciplinary action at the school.  Straw is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs.