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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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).