12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR MAKING BOMB THREAT

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number:
21-4-11
BSO Case Number:
07-2104-000670
Date:
April 7, 2021
Time:
1:05 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Tamarac
Place of Occurrence:
8399 N. University Drive, Tamarac 
Victim:
State of Florida
Suspect:
Name withheld, 12, male, Margate
Description of Incident:
A 12-year-old boy used a fictitious email address to make a bomb threat at his school this past Wednesday.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a bomb threat at Renaissance Charter School, 8399 N. University Drive in Tamarac. 

Upon BSO deputies’ arrival, they immediately assisted in safely evacuating the school and setting up an incident command to address the threat. BSO detectives, with the Threat Assessment Unit, Homeland Security Unit, Real Time Crime Center and Bomb Squad, assisted in the investigation and conducted an extensive sweep of the school for any possible devices.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as a 12-year-old student at the school. On April 8, detectives responded to the Coral Springs Preschool at 4441 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs to meet with the suspect. In a post-Miranda confession, the suspect admitted to creating a fictitious email account to send the bomb threat stating the following: “Theres a bomb in your school ten minutes remain until you blow.”

The suspect was arrested and charged with threat to bomb-false report bomb explosive weapon. He was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. M. Ryan, Threat Assessment Unit 
Lauderdale Lakes; Bomb Squad; RTCC

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
4/9/21 1130