By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (KDKA) - A Florida teen is accused of calling in the bomb threat that prompted the evacuation and early dismissal of Canon-McMillan High School last week.
According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, the 14-year-old from Panama City was charged with making a false bomb threat to Canon-McMillan and principal to making a false bomb threat for an incident in Florida.
The sheriff's office says after Arnold High School received a bomb threat earlier this week, also prompting an evacuation and closure, they worked with the North Strabane Township Police to learn that an Arnold student might have been tied to both threats.
According to the sheriff's office, they learned the teen called a threat into Canon-McMillan High School and in return, a student in Pennsylvania agreed to call a threat into Arnold.
Emergency crews spent hours sweeping Canon-McMillan High School from top to bottom searching for anything suspicious last Thursday. Nothing credible was found.
"Given the significant disruption caused by this senseless act, the school district supports prosecution to the greatest extent of the law," the district said partly in a statement, calling investigators' ability to track the teen down 900 miles away "truly impressive."
The Bay County Sheriff's Office charges are expected in this case.
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