Former Pratt secretary pleads guilty in bomb threat case

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A former Pratt district employee accused of emailing a bomb threat to Pratt High School pleaded guilty in District Court.

The Pratt County Attorney's office says 32-year-old Claudia Rodriguez-Oviedo waived her right to trial and pleaded guilty in the District Court of Pratt County to felony Aggravated Criminal Threat and felony Unlawful Acts Concerning a Computer.

Police say on Nov. 6, staff members at Pratt High School received a bomb threat from a fake e-mail account. School administrators contacted police and started a plan to evacuate the school and cancel school events.

Her actions caused a significant disruption to school functions which included the cancellation of academic scholastic events to which fourteen other school districts had been invited, the cancellation of field trips for students, and the closing of USD 382 facilities for two days.

Rodriguez-Oviedo pleaded guilty to the original charges in the complaint filed by the Pratt County Attorney’s Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pratt County District Court. Ms. Rodriguez-Oviedo remains in the custody of the Pratt County Sheriff’s Department.