Magna Vista High School bomb threat suspect arrested - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Magna Vista High School bomb threat suspect arrested

Posted: Updated:
HENRY COUNTY, VA -

A 17-year-old boy faces charges in connection with a bomb threat at Henry County's Magna Vista High School.

According to Captain Eric Winn, the case began on March 5th, when school workers became aware of a threat to the school.  The sheriff's office was called, and began an investigation.

Other students told investigators that a 17-year-old boy threatened to bomb the school.

Deputies eventually tracked down the suspect, arrested him, and took the boy to W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville, on a charge of threaten to burn or bomb.

The juvenile has since been released to his parents' custody, and is not allowed on school property until the investigation is finished.

  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:23:17 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...
  • Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence

    Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:23:07 GMT
    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court.
    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.