Stephanie Montgomery

A Claremore woman was indicted late last week by a Federal Grand Jury.

Stephanie Montgomery was arrested by Claremore Police Department for calling in false bomb threats to the Claremore Public School System.

A United States Department of Justice release for northeast Oklahoma was released Thursday and included the charges against Montgomery.

The DOJ release says: “Stephanie Montgomery, 48, of Claremore, is charged with telephoning the Claremore High School stating ‘there are five bombs in backpacks at the high school’ and ‘there are 10 bombs in elementary schools,’ which was false and misleading information.”

The release further states that, if convicted, Montgomery faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Claremore Police Department, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies on record.

Bomb threats

On March 27, Montgomery was arrested for calling in threats that resulted in the evacuation of some 3,800 Claremore students on seven campuses.

Police found no connection between Montgomery and the school system. Investigators said Montgomery confessed to making the threats and said she did so because she was “angry” and “testing the response of the police department.”

Additional charges

April 4 additional felony charges were filed against Montgomery for “throwing bodily fluids on jail employees.”

Jail staff was reportedly making the rounds to distribute medication.

They opened the door to cell B7 and Montgomery “began trying to push past the detention officers and exit her cell,” according to Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.

RCSO adds that, “when officers would not let Montgomery exit her cell, she began urinating on herself, then used her hands to throw it on the officers.”