BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – An 8th-grade student at D.S. Parrot Middle School has been arrested for making a bomb threat.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were contacted in reference to a bomb threat received via telephone at the Hernando County School Bus Transportation Depot in Brooksville.
An employee said they received a telephone call at 8:10 a.m. from a young male who was inquiring about a job.
When the employee told the caller he needed to go online to apply for a job, the caller threatened to blow up a school bus, according to deputies.
Initially, deputies were unable to identify the caller.
On May 6, 2022, detectives received additional information about a telephone number associated with making the bomb threat.
A detective called the number and spoke to a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at D.S. Parrot Middle School.
The detective was able to meet with the boy and his mother regarding the incident.
An investigation revealed that the boy made the call while riding on the school bus.
Deputies say the boy denied making a bomb threat and told the detective he didn’t remember who made the bomb threat.
The 13-year-old was arrested on a charge of Making a False Bomb Threat, a felony.
He was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where, after processing, he was released to the custody of his mother as directed by the Department of Juvenile Justice.