Arrest of Two Juveniles - 01/14/02
Date: January 14, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James City County Fire Department/Williamsburg - James City Public Schools
Today, the James City County Fire Marshals announced the arrest of two juveniles on charges related to the recent Jamestown High School bomb threats.
One of the juveniles, a sixteen year old male, is being charged with one threat to bomb which occurred on October 22, 2001. This charge is a class 5 felony. The other juvenile, a fourteen year old male, is being charged for two bomb threats occurring on November 29, 2001. Those charges are class 1 misdemeanors because of the child’s age under fifteen.
Both juveniles were transported to Merrimac Center, the regional juvenile facility. These arrests account for three of the fourteen identified threats occurring between October 22 to November 30, 2001. The investigation to the point is from the excellent cooperative effort among James City County fire marshals, the James City County Police Department School Resource Officer and Jamestown High School Staff. The Virginia State Police and the Division of Forensic Science also provided invaluable resources and expertise that helped lead to these arrests.
The Fire Marshals office is not releasing any additional information at this time because of the ongoing investigation.