DEPUTIES: Students Phone In Bomb Threat To Get Out Of Class

Two high school students have been charged with making a false bomb threat to get out of class.

Onslow County deputies have charged Devonte Ledbetter and Manual Majia, both of Jacksonville, with making a false bomb threat and felony conspiracy.

Deputies say the bomb threat was phoned in around 10:10 a.m. last Thursday to White Oak High School, saying the bomb would go off at 11:00 a.m. Students were evacuated from the buildings and lawmen and school personnel searched for any sign of explosives.

One of the two students arrested told deputies the threat was made because he didn't want to go to his third period class.

Majia was released to his mother, while Ledbetter was let out of jail on a $7,500 bond.


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  • by joe greenville on Mar 14, 2012 at 08:24 PM
    They were just fracking , you know, natural gas!
  • by Hmmmmm on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    No comment,that might be why we can't comment on his page.. Such a double standard.. WITN makes me sick to my stomach!! I hope their rating go down so low that they go off the air.. I can't believe the things I read,on their post but they say they are "monitoring" the comments!!!
  • by Things that make you go hummm on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    There's a retired judge in NC with the same name... hummm
  • by Smh on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:54 AM
    Ok,so we can comment on the Hispanic & Black guy criminal activities but can't comment on the "white guy" bringing a gun 2 school & had drugs on him... Hmmmmm,it must of been one promising family son... How,typical of WITN!!! I really did have the most respect for them but after reading the comments they let post & they claim they are monitoring,WITN can go off the air,all I care!!!
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      by Melissa on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:13 AM in reply to Smh
      EXACTLY!!
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        by Anon on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to Melissa
        Sounds like a few people are in a hurry to make racist comments and are disappointed. Your turn will come.
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          by Melissa on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:14 PM in reply to Anon
          Actually, I'm white and don't care to make racist comments. I would like someone to explain to me why we can comment on this, but not the idiot who had a loaded 357 and major drugs at school.
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      by mother of two on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:16 AM in reply to Smh
      You are EXACTLY right!!!!!!!!
  • by gypsy's gmama Location: enc on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    Lets just skip the low level crimes and go on and lock these 2 idiots up. This happened at our school a few years ago. My kid got sick from standing out in freezing rain so 4 guys could get a chick out of school to party. Let other kids learn and just go on and quit!
  • by thoughts on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM
    While these two kids were trying to get out of class playing a joke it could have created a worse problem someone may of actually had an Emergency and needed the folks that were to busy chasing a prank!!! Charge them for the time and EQUIPMENT fees and the expenses of the man power involved with their prank!!
  • by PETE on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:28 PM
    it's just a shame they will get a slap on the hand and a that poor boy treatment if you tighten the vise on them maybe others will learn its not a joke anymore!!
  • by Melissa Location: ENC on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    It's AMAZING we can comment on this, but not on the loser who brought a loaded gun and had drugs at school. I guess he was too much of an upstanding citizen to be picked apart like these two young men.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:30 PM in reply to Melissa
      I wanted to post a comment on that one too. Oh well, guess I can do it here. Makes a mama proud doesn't it?
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      by No, you're wrong! on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM in reply to Melissa
      You'll probably be able to comment on the story eventually. It has to be approved for commenting (I think), but it SHOULD be because there are no sexual overtones.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:49 PM in reply to No, you're wrong!
        No, I'm not wrong. There will be no comments on that story. I wonder if his parents have alot of money or something... things that make you go hummm
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        by No, I'm wrong! on Mar 13, 2012 at 03:08 AM in reply to No, you're wrong!
        I guess you were right. This kid must have connections (dad is a friend of the DA)
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      by porkchop on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:29 AM in reply to Melissa
      Great point. So, WITN, what's up with this? Just what is your criteria for selective reporting? How do you choose those that you protect versus those that dangle out there for the wolves?
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        by No Comment? on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:37 PM in reply to porkchop
        Wow, WITN....No answer? No reason given? I sense a double standard here....and it has nothing to do with race this time.
  • by p on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:20 PM
    Future leaders of The MS 13 and the Bloods..
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM
    Place a bond on one and not the other? Teens do stupid things if you think about it most people that get in trouble with the law are between 15 and 25 for a first affiance. these boy just did not think about the consequence just the fact of getting out of class.
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