Arrest in School Bomb Threat Case

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Police were called to McLean High School for a report of a bomb threat on Wednesday, March 2. Shortly after 8:00 a.m. school staff received an email communicating the threat and the investigation was assumed by McLean Station Detectives.

After a thorough investigation, detectives from the McLean Police District Station were able to pinpoint the source of the threat and a suspect was developed. A petition has been obtained for the charge of Threats to Bomb (VA Criminal Code Section 18.2-83) for a 17-year-old juvenile male from the McLean area.

This case is not related to any other threats which were received throughout Fairfax County between February 29 and March 4.

The Fairfax County Police Department considers all bomb threats serious matters, and any suspect developed through an investigation will be charged. Threats to Bomb is a Class 5 Felony and if found guilty, carries a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

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