A Norman teenager has been accused of phoning in a bomb threat at Norman North High School over the weekend, according to felony charges filed against the teen Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court.

Prosecutors charged Alec Myles Russell, 18, with making a telephone bomb threat. No device was ever found, police said.

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Siano confirmed Russell is enrolled in online courses at Norman High School. Russell does not attend any classes at the school.

According to a court affidavit that accompanied the charges, Russell used a friend's cell phone to call Norman North High School at 4 a.m. Sunday. He left a message on the school's answering machine.

In the message, Russell said, "This is a bomb threat for Norman North," the affidavit stated.

Norman police later found Russell and questioned him about the threat.

"During the interview, Russell admitted to making the bomb threat call," the affidavit stated.

Police arrested Russell and transported him to the Cleveland County Detention Center.

An employee with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office confirmed Russell was booked into the jail at 11:49 a.m. Monday.

According to the Cleveland County Court Clerk's office, Russell made his initial appearance before Special District Judge Michael Tupper Tuesday afternoon. Russell was ordered released on a personal recognizance bond.

Court records did not indicate if another court date Russell has been set yet.

Meghan McCormick 366-3539 mmccormick@normantranscript.com

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