Boy charged with making bomb threat at Cen. Fla. school

Published On: Oct 18 2013 06:17:36 PM EDT
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LAKELAND, Fla. -

A central Florida school was evacuated after authorities say a student used a walkie-talkie to make a bomb threat.

Lakeland police said a 14-year-old boy at Lakeland Highlands Middle School radioed a coach during a Thursday morning physical education class that explosives were in place, and he was feeling crazy.

The Ledger reports that students were evacuated and officers with bomb-sniffing dogs searched the campus. Nothing was found, and students returned to class about two hours later.

Students almost immediately began identifying the suspect, who admitted to the prank. Officers reported finding the walkie-talkie in the boy's backpack.

The boy was arrested and charged with false reporting of a bomb threat.

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