Student charged with making six bomb threats in four days at Central High School

Student charged with making six bomb threats in four days at Central High School
Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 16:00:32-04

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — A student was arrested on Friday for allegedly making six false bomb threat reports at Central High School and Endeavor Academy in Hernando County. 

The student is a 17-year-old female, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

"I think students don't always think about the consequences of their actions," said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, following the student's arrest.

The first two bomb threats were called in on Monday just minutes apart around 12:44 p.m. The third, Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. The 4th and 5th, Wednesday at 7:40 a.m., then again at 10:30 a.m. The 6th threat came in on Thursday before 7:50 a.m.

RELATED | Sixth bomb threat in four days plummets Central High School attendance

Parents were in fear of sending their children to school due to the threats.

"We’re afraid to send our son to school. We don’t know what's going to happen, is this a hoax? Or one day are we going to send him and something is going to happen?" said parent Wendy Palmer, prior to the student's arrest.

Only 150 of the 1300 students at Central High went to school on Thursday.

The student has been arrested and charged with six counts of false report of a bomb, multiple counts of unlawful use of two way communication devices, multiple counts of misuse of 911 and six counts of disruption of school functions. 

Deputies say that the student has admitted to calling in the six bomb threats.

HCSO says that none of the threats seemed to put the students in any real danger.

"Everything we found so far was 100% hoax," said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis in a press conference on Friday. "We didn't find anything at all that was a fake bomb better yet a real one."

Sheriff Nienhuis says they are trying to have the student charged as an adult, because she is almost 18.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.