Two high school students are charged in connection with a bomb threat at Southside High School in Chocowinity last week, the day before the elementary school massacre in Connecticut. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Bailey James of Elks Road in Chocowinity is charged with "False Bomb Report Public Building." A juvenile involved in the incident was served with a juvenile petition on the same charge and his name can not be released because he is under the age of 16.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a bomb threat December 13th just before noon at Southside High School. Deputies say a note was found in a boy's restroom that indicated a bomb was in the building. The Chocowinity Fire Department, EMS, Blounts Creek Fire Department, Beaufort County Emergency Management and numerous deputies responded to the school to assist staff with a search for anything dangerous after the school was evacuated. Nothing suspicious was found.
The Southside School Resource Officer obtained a warrant charging James Monday. He was released from jail.