SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Suffolk Police have made several arrests in connection to a rash of bomb threats at four schools over the past few weeks.
Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said seven arrests have been made or charges placed in six bomb threats since April 23.
The following cases have been closed:
- April 23 at Lakeland High School
- May 13 at King's Fork Middle School
- May 14 at King's Fork High School
- May 16 at John F. Kennedy Middle School
- May 24 at John F. Kennedy Middle School
- May 29 at Lakeland High School
Klink said the two incidents at Lakeland High School involved the same juvenile suspect.
Anyone arrested over the age of 15 has been charged with threaten to bomb, a class-5 felony. Those convicted could be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice until the age of 21.
Suspects under the age of 15 have been charged with a class-1 misdemeanor. They face detention at Chesapeake Juvenile Services.
All can also be found financially responsible for emergency responses, totaling several thousand dollars.
Klink did not specify the ages of those arrested in the above incidents.
Anyone with information on any bomb threats at Suffolk schools is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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