A 14-year-old who attended Buchholz High School was arrested in February for making fake bomb threats. He didn’t call in the threats himself, he actually said he used the dark net to pay for the threats to be issued.
He was allegedly making threats on February 8th, 16th, and 18th. The judge decided as part of his sentence he was to write a letter of apology to the community and was made to perform several hours of community service.
“My intent was never to cause chaos or scare people. I arranged the threats initially just to see if it would actually happen and we’d get out of school,” the 14-year-old wrote in his letter. “As it turned out, I wasn’t actually at school the first day the incident happened. So I did it again to see what it was like. By the time I caused the third threat, I had told a few friends and they were encouraging me to do it again.”
The threats created major chaos at the school and the response from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was all out. Along with two school assigned officers, patrol deputies as well as K-9 units swept the school.
The 14-year-old boy was