A former high school student admitted he called in two bomb threats as he and his classmates were preparing for exams back in January.
Frederick Thomas pled guilty to two felony counts of making false reports of a bombing to a public building.
Authorities say back on January 7th and January 9th, Havelock High School had to be evacuated after bomb threats were called in. Students were sent out into the cold weather, while a large number of police and explosive-trained dogs were brought to the campus. No bomb was ever found.
The 18-year-old Thomas was given a six to 17 month prison sentence, but because the teen had no prior criminal record and already spent 75 days in the Craven County jail prior to his court appearance, Judge Ben Alford suspended the sentence and put Thomas on 30 months of supervised probation.
The judge also ordered Thomas to perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine. He is also banned from any property owned by the school system, and must obtain his GED.