Henry County juvenile charged with felony after bomb threat at middle school

Authorities say the threat was made at Laurel Park Middle School on Friday

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – A juvenile has been arrested and charged after a bomb threat was reported at Laurel Park Middle School Friday, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, Jan. 27, authorities said a juvenile made a bomb threat via social media, and the recipient of the threat made a report.

Later, the juvenile later confessed the threat was fake and that there was never a threat to the students, according to the sheriff’s office.

As a result, authorities said the juvenile was charged with threats to bomb or burn, which is a felony, and is now incarcerated at the W.W. Moore Detention facility.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said they worked with school officials throughout the course of the incident to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

As a continued reminder, authorities are urging parents to have conversations with their children about the consequences of such actions and to speak up if they know something.

Anyone with information about the threat is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid

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