An arrest has been made in connection with a series of school bomb threats in Hernando County.
- 17-year-old girl in custody, sheriff said Friday
- Series of bomb threats this week at Central High School
- Suspect faces several counts of false report of a bomb
Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Friday that a 17-year-old girl has been arrested.
She was charged with multiple counts each of false report of a bomb, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, misuse of 911 and disruption of a school function.
The sheriff said she could possibly be charged as an adult.
Central High School has had several bomb threats this week. The Sheriff's Office gave a timeline of the threats during the news conference.
- Threat 1: March 19, 12:43 PM
- Threat 2: March 19, 12:47 PM
- Threat 3: March 20, 7:42 AM
- Threat 4: March 21, 7:29 AM
- Threat 5, March 21, 10:05 AM
- Threat 6: March 22, 7:26 AM
Nienhuis said the suspect hindered the investigation but didn't get into specific details.
Each threat led to an evacuation of students, and authorities eventually offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.