NR 18-17 Student Arrested For Bomb Threat
A 14-year-old Space Coast Jr/Sr High School student was arrested yesterday after making threats that a bomb would explode at the school. The student was charged with: False report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner and interfering with school function. Following his arrest he was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation began Monday afternoon when the student made the comments in the presence of a teacher and several students. The School Resource Officer was notified as well as Brevard Public School Security. Due to the nature of the threats, several faculty members were evacuated and the school temporarily cancelled all extracurricular activities until the premises could be deemed safe.
After coordination with the Resource Officer and school administration, the school was swept by explosive detection K-9’s and members of the Bomb Squad. No devices were located and the school was turned back over to school administration after the sweep was completed.
The investigation determined that the student made the comments because he did not want to attend his 6th period class. The student was never in possession of a destructive device and the school, faculty, or students were never in any danger.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.