Wellington woman sentenced to prison for bomb threats

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WELLINGTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 32-year-old Wellington woman who made bomb threats to have her son home from school and her fiancé home from work has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. 

A Sumner County Judge on Thursday sentenced Helen Leckrone to 57 months and ordered her to pay more than $21,000 in restitution. She pleaded guilty in November to two counts of aggravated criminal threat for the threats made to Eisenhower Elementary and Triumph Accessories on February 24, 2017.

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A criminal complaint said Leckrone called Eisenhower Elementary in Wellington, stating there was a bomb inside the school. Students and faculty were evacuated and school was canceled “so Leckrone’s son was sent home from school for the day.”

Leckrone then used her phone to call Triumph Industries and told the operator that there was a bomb in the building, resulting in the evacuation of the building. Leckrone’s fiance was sent home for the day.

"This was motivated by her desire to wanting a family day, she wanted her fiancé and son to spend the day with her," Spencer said. 
"Calling in sick might have been an easier and less disruptive way to deal with that situation."

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