In St. John’s County, Florida, students attending St. Augustine High School had to evacuate their school due to a bomb threat. The students were sent to Sebastian Middle School. Later, the middle school also received a bomb threat, and all students were evacuated. While bomb threats at a local school may seem like a childish hoax, it is a serious criminal offense in Florida. According to Florida Statute Section 790.163 and 790.164, a person that makes a bomb threat will be charged with a second-degree felony. Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in the Florida State Prison. Also, these Florida bomb threat statutes specifically state that a judge may not withhold adjudication of guilt. Therefore, this charge will result in a criminal conviction that can follow a person for the rest of his life.
If you have any questions about bomb threats in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney.