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 March 3rd, 2006  
School resource deputies make arrests in three bomb-threat cases at county high schools
 
"It’s extremely serious to make a false bomb threat, especially one directed at a school," said St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara, referring to several recent false bomb threats at high schools in St. Lucie County.

"In fact, it’s a third-degree felony, punishable by a year in prison," the Sheriff said. "The Sheriff's Office takes bomb threats seriously, and we will make arrests in every case where we have sufficient probable cause."

School Resource Deputies have made felony arrests of students making false bomb threats in three recent cases.

On February 24, deputies arrested 15-year-old St. Lucie West Centennial High School student Drew Dewitt of Port St. Lucie for a bomb threat he made at that school a day earlier.

On February 28, deputies arrested two Fort Pierce Central High School students, both residents of Fort Pierce: Raymond Nathaniel Sears, who made a bomb threat February 23; and Austin Magana, who made a bomb threat February 28.

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