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Student charged in MHS bomb threat

A juvenile male suspect has been charged with making a bomb threat against Middlesex High School, said Middlesex Sheriff Guy Abbott on Wednesday night.

imageMiddlesex Deputy Lieutenant Jim Ellis who investigated the alleged crime, said he has charged the boy with a felony for “threatening to bomb or destroy an occupied building.”

Lt. Ellis filed the charge against the boy on Wednesday, October 22, about 7 p.m., less than 8 hours after the alleged threat was made, he said.

The suspect is a student at MHS, and his name is not being released because he is a juvenile, said Sheriff Abbott.

Lt. Ellis said he transported the suspect to the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center in Williamsburg on Wednesday night for an intake hearing with Juvenile Services for the Ninth Judicial District.

Juvenile services released the suspect to the custody of his parents and placed him on house arrest pending a hearing before a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge in Middlesex County in about two weeks, said Lt. Ellis.

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posted 10.29.2008

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