UPDATED Friday 4:00 p.m.
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Both juveniles were turned over to detention center personnel yesterday. An individual convicted of this Felony charge faces up to 10 years in prison.
Two male students at Blue Ridge Middle School were arrested Thursday by Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with a felony offense, conveying false information regarding attempted use of a destructive device, according to the Greenville County School District.
One student admitted to writing a bomb threat that was discovered yesterday in a boy’s restroom, officials said. The other student admitted to falsely reporting a bomb threat to the school administration, according to a release from the district.
Two female students at the school were charged last Friday for leaving a written bomb threat in a restroom, according to the school district.
“We will not tolerate the misbehavior of a few students that disrupt learning for their classmates,” said District Superintendent Burke Royster. “We are appreciative of the quick response and thorough investigations by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department resulting in these arrests.”
The bomb threats are the ninth and tenth such incidents reported at district schools during the past few weeks. Law enforcement and district officials note they will continue to investigate every bomb threat until all responsible parties are identified.
Bomb threats are a level III disciplinary offense (criminal conduct) under the District’s Student Behavior Code and result in immediate suspension, a recommendation for expulsion, and consideration of criminal charges, according to a release from the school district. Expelled students can lose a full year of course credits.