Bomb Threats at Groves, Third Arrest in Beach Case - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

01/29/07

Bomb Threats at Groves, Third Arrest in Beach Case

Officers from Garden City police and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department searched the school for a bomb. Officers from Garden City police and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department searched the school for a bomb.

Another bomb threat called in at a local school stopped classes once again, this time at Groves High School, where they also had a threat made on Friday. Campus police are tracing the calls and are planning to make more arrests.

For the second day in a row, students had to stand out in the cold and wait while officers from Garden City police and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department searched the school for a bomb. They found nothing, but still police have to treat every threat like it's real, which costs all the different agencies involved money and time.

The call today came in around 1:30pm. Rather than walking to Mercer Middle School, the students had to stand outside at the school's stadium while waiting for buses and parents to pick them up.

One student is heading home with her parents today after calling in a bomb threat last week. The student was arrested last week for one of several bomb threats made at Beach High School. She was released to her parents this morning.

And there's been another arrest in the Beach case; a 16-year-old was arrested and charged with transmitting a false public alarm. The student is in the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center pending a hearing on Wednesday.

School also had to be interrupted for some students in Effingham County. Students were removed from Effingham County High after a bomb threat was called in. Police arrested a 15-year-old who had been suspended from school. The teen will remain at the Effingham County jail until police decide where to transfer him.

Calling in a bomb threat is a felony, and those who are caught could face jail time.

If you have any information about today's threat or Friday's at Groves, you can call crime stoppers at 912.234.2020.

You can also contact CrimeStoppers online:
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