Henry County elementary school boy charged with making threat

Boy charged with threatening to bomb or burn


HENRY COUNTY, Va. – An elementary school boy confessed to making a fake threat on Friday, according to officials with the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

At 10:10 a.m., a threatening message was discovered at G. W. Carver Elementary School.

The Sheriff’s Office and school officials worked together to make sure students and staff were safe.

Through the course of the investigation, a student was developed as a suspect, and he later confessed the threat was a hoax and that there was never a threat to the students, sheriff's officials said. 

The suspect has been charged with threatening to bomb or burn and released to the custody of his parents. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or call the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463.  

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crimes.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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