Student Charged With Bomb Threat At Radio Station Road Academy

The Charles County Sheriff's Office has identified the person who called in a bomb threat to Radio Station Road Academy June 9 as a 14-year-old Waldorf boy who had been suspended from the school that day.

The student called Radio Station Road Academy, located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata, at 12:47 a.m. and said a bomb would explode in the school in seven minutes. The school was evacuated as officers responded to the scene. The students were not permitted back inside the school and were dismissed at their normal dismissal time.

Responding officers did not locate a bomb. Through the investigation, officers identified the student as the suspect. Officer M. Kaylor, the school resource officer investigating the bomb threat, filed a juvenile offense report June 16 that charges the student with False Statement of Destructive Device and Disruption of School Activities. The student is being held at the Cheltenham Youth Facility.

"We take bomb threats - the call and the investigation of a false statement - very seriously. What might seem like a prank takes valuable time and resources away from people in the community who really need it," said Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis. "At the same time this call went out, there was another call for a critical missing person that officers responded to nearby. Needless to say, our resources were stretched thin because of this crime."

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