Valdosta Daily Times

April 24, 2013

Suspect nabbed in Valdosta High bomb threat

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — A suspect has been detained in a bomb threat that cleared class rooms Wednesday at Valdosta High School, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

No explosive devices were located in the school.

At 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a caller told a Lowndes County 911 dispatcher that a bomb was located inside of the school. Students, teachers and faculty were evacuated from the school while law-enforcement personnel and bomb-sniffing dogs entered Valdosta High School.

Following an extensive search, no explosives were located in the school and the remainder of afternoon classes resumed.

Meanwhile, VPD investigators began their probe into who made the call.

“Detectives were able to track down the telephone number that called in the threat which eventually led to the discovery of the person responsible for calling in the threat,” according to the police department.

Authorities have detained a 20-year-old suspect who faces possible felony charges of disrupting a public school and terroristic threats, police said.