Florida Bomb Threat at a St. Augustine High School

1173688_high_school_woes.jpgIn 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.  
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