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12-year-old charged for Grovetown Middle bomb threat

Posted: April 25, 2012 - 5:12pm  |  Updated: April 26, 2012 - 4:25pm

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A Grovetown Middle School pupil was arrested Wednesday morning for making a bomb threat.

A 12-year-old was charged with felony terroristic threats in connection to a bomb threat made at the school on Tuesday, Grovetown Department of Public Safety Investigator James Tredore said.

A threat claiming its author had a bomb was written on the eighth grade boys bathroom, Tredore said.

The school was evacuated and police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded.

“We had the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office bomb dogs conduct a sweep of the school,” Tredore said.

The 12-year-old, who later confessed, was identified through interviews, surveillance video footage and handwriting analysis.

This is the third bomb threat at the school this school year, Tredore said.

“This is a continual problem we’re having,” Capt. Gary Owens said.

At a detention hearing in Columbia County Juvenile Court Wednesday, Judge Douglas Flanagan sent the boy to the Regional Youth Detention Center.

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Craig Spinks

THANKS,

Judge Flanagan.

GTMS got off on the wrong foot under principal Carolyn Fries. Mister Smallwood has a real challenge on his hands. He and his faculty deserve community support.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

Craig Spinks

THANKS,

Judge Flanagan.

GTMS got off on the wrong foot under principal Carolyn Fries. Mister Smallwood has a real challenge on his hands. He and his faculty deserve community support.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

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