- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2021

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis area day care worker and her boyfriend are charged with making two bomb threats that forced youngsters to be evacuated in the cold.

Forty-year-old Janet Porzelt and 39-year-old Evan Hauserman were charged Friday with two counts each of making a terrorist threat and making a false bomb report. The Florissant couple is jailed on $25,000 cash only bond. No attorney is listed for either of them in online court records.

Hauserman made the threats to Primrose School in St. Peters on Jan. 12 and again Thursday because Porzelt, an employee at the school, did not want to go to work but still wanted to be paid for a full day, charging documents say.

Hauserman used an anonymous texting application with a fake phone number to call in the threats, prosecutors say.

After the first call, the preschool evacuated everyone in 36-degree weather. After the second threat, the preschool evacuated more than 90 people, including infants who had to be rolled in the parking lot in cribs, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Both suspects admitted their roles in the scheme, according to charging documents. Police did not say what job Porzelt had at the preschool.

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