Following several anonymous bomb threats to Newport and Middletown Public Schools this month, NBC 10 News reported on February 16th that the Rhode Island State Police had arrested a male Newport teenager.

The Providence Journal reported on February 21st that police have said a Newport teenager used a web server in Russia, various overseas and local phone carriers, and software tools for generating a computerized voice message to make bomb threats in eight communities.

Read the full story written by Mark Reynolds and published in The Providence Journal on February 21st – Investigators faced high-tech puzzle in tracing R.I. robocall threats.

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