A suspect has been arrested after a series of bomb threats plagued Greene County schools, the most recent of which happened Monday.
The Greene County Sheriff's Office says a male juvenile was arrested in connection with those recent written threats. He is charged with threatening to bomb or destroy a school. According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspect is currently a freshman at William Monroe High School.
Police have responded to at least six bomb threats at Greene County schools over the last two months. Every threat was taken seriously, which forced the schools to evacuate each time.
The first threat came November 15 at William Monroe Middle School. A week later two more threats were found at the high school. The most recent threats, both at the high school, happened last week and Monday.
Making a bomb threat is a class five felony. Each threat is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Leading up to Monday's arrest, the Sheriff's Office and the schools superintendent promised to prosecute the person responsible.
There was a reward of more than $2,000 available for any information leading to an arrest.
As for whether the student arrested is charged with all the recent bomb threats, Sheriff Steve Smith says simply that the investigation is ongoing.
Greene County Sheriff's Office Press Release
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the ongoing investigation into the recent bomb threats that have been received at the William Monroe High School has arrested a Greene County resident who is currently a freshman at William Monroe High School.
The juvenile has been charged in connection with Threatening to bomb or destroy a school in violation of 18.2-83 Code of Virginia.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation and no further comment is available at this time.
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