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.