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ARRESTED FOR MAKING BOMB THREAT TO AVOID FCAT

BSO Case Number: TM04-02-03470 & TM04-03-00257
PIO Number: 04-3-13
Date: February 27, 2004 & March 3, 2004
Time: 2140 & 0839
Place of Occurrence: Millennium Middle School, 5803 NW 94 Avenue, Tamarac

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • 11-year-old male

Description of Incident:

A middle school student, apprehensive about taking the FCAT, was arrested after phoning in two false bomb threats to his school.

The sixth grader phoned in the first threat on Friday, February 27th at approximately 9:40 p.m. and told the 911 operator that he was going to bomb Millennium Middle School. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the school at 5803 NW 94 Avenue in Tamarac and evacuated staff members who were there attending a meeting. No students were on campus at the time.

A second call was placed on March 3rd shortly before 9:00 a.m. The caller said a bomb had been placed inside Millennium Middle and was set to go off at 11:00 a.m. Students and staff were evacuated to nearby Challenger Elementary while the entire campus was searched.

Later that same day, the male student confessed his criminal deeds to his mother, who in turn notified the Sunrise Police Department where they live. During questioning, the youngster told a BSO bomb squad detective that he made the first false bomb threat because he was bored, and he made the second call because he was fearful of taking the FCAT. A third call was made to Piper High School. Sunrise PD is handling that case.

In the two BSO cases, the 11-year-old boy faces two counts of making a false report about planting a bomb.

INVESTIGATORS: Bomb Squad Det. J. Dees, CI
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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