A Havelock High School student has been arrested for making bomb threats at the school

Fredrick L. Thomas has been arrested in connection with bomb threats made at Havelock High School.

Fredrick L. Thomas has been arrested in connection with bomb threats made at Havelock High School.

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Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

A Havelock High student has been arrested for making bomb threats that caused the evacuation of the school on Tuesday and Thursday.

Fredrick L. Thomas, 18, of Havelock, has been charged with two counts of making a false bomb report at a public building, according to a release from the Havelock Police Department. Thomas was arrested shortly after a bomb threat was called in Thursday morning, prompting the evacuation of students and staff to Havelock Middle School for the second time this week.

According to the release, investigators identified Thomas as a person of interest in the case from leads developed during Tuesday’s bomb threat. Investigators and the school’s resource officer were able to locate the cell phone used in both bomb threats and identify Thomas as being in possession of the phone. Investigators then gathered additional information, leading to Thomas’ arrest.

Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus would not release a motive in the case.

No bombs were ever found, and the two incidents were described as hoaxes.

Thomas is being held in the Craven County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond. A date for his first court appearance wasn’t immediately available.

The bomb threats occurred during the first week students were back from Christmas break and as they were preparing for first-semester final exams. The bomb threats prompted officials to dismiss classes for the day on Tuesday and kept students out of class for about three hours on Thursday.



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