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Woman arrested after bomb threat at Payne Elementary

WICHITA — A 27-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday morning at Payne Elementary, where she is suspected of phoning in a bomb threat — the latest of nine since November, police said.

The most recent threat was called in at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday at the school, which is at 1601 S. Edwards.

Other bomb threats were called in on April 20, April 13, April 8, Feb. 19, Jan. 13 and Nov. 24, police records show. Two bomb threats were called in on April 9, one at 11:15 a.m. and the other at 1:12 p.m.

Although the woman was arrested next to the school, district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said she is not a district employee.

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