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17-year-old arrested for Ponchatoula High School bomb threat

7 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 14 2016 Apr 14, 2016 April 14, 2016 2:42 PM April 14, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

PONCHATOULA- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Calvin Richardson for a bomb threat on Ponchatoula High School.

Wednesday night Richardson posted a bomb threat at the high school through social media. TPSO Detectives were able to trace the threat back to Richardson’s cell phone, leading to his arrest.

He was sitting in class in the process of sending another terrorizing threat through social media at the time of his arrest.

"I am encouraging all parents, grand parents, and/or guardians to talk to your children about the seriousness of on-line threats and the consequences of facing multiple felonies at the young age of 17,” Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said.

Richardson was charged with two counts of terrorizing and two counts of false planning of a planned bombing on school property.

He is in the process of being transported to the parish jail where he will be booked accordingly.

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