Juvenile charged in Currituck high school bomb threat

Courtesy Currituck County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Currituck County Sheriff's Office

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A suspect younger than 16 years of age was charged Thursday for a bomb threat at Currituck County High School earlier in the week.

Around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat written on a bathroom wall at the school, according to Lindsay Voorhees with the sheriff’s office. Deputies immediately started an investigation and they, with an explosive-detecting K-9, cleared the building by 9 a.m.

On Thursday, a suspect was identified. Around 11:30 a.m. the juvenile was questioned and charged, Voorhees said.

“Petitions are on file charging the juvenile with general statute § 14-69.1(c) – Making a False Report Concerning a Destructive Device –Public Building,” Voorhees said.

 

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