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Denison Middle School student sends school Facebook message threatening to blow it up

6:41 PM, Jan 27, 2014   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- A 14-year-old middle school student on leave was arrested Monday for sending a bomb threat in a Facebook message to his school.

Winter Haven Police say the Denison Middle School student sent the private message via mobile device saying, "I'm gonna bomb this school," to the school's official Facebook page on Jan. 24 and it was picked up by school administrators.

The student is currently at an alternative school but was scheduled to return to Denison on Feb. 27.

Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him.

When the student spoke with administrators about the incident from this past weekend, administrators contacted police to report the bomb threat and knife incident.

The boy was arrested and taken to the Polk County Juvenile Assessment Center in Bartow. He was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and threat to discharge destructive device.

Note: Keeping in line with our Crime Guidelines at 10 News, "we will not report the names, or show the pictures, of juveniles unless they have been charged with a crime as an adult. Even then, the final decision will be made by the News Director".


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