Havelock student accused of making bomb threats faces new restrictions

Student arrested after 2 bomb threats at Havelock High

HAVELOCK, CRAVEN COUNTY - Several conditions have been added to the bond of a student accused of making two bomb threats to Havelock High School.

Frederick L. Thomas, 18, had his first court appearance Friday, according to District Attorney Scott Thomas.

According to Havelock Police, the teen allegedly made two separate bomb threats to Havelock High School on Tuesday and Thursday. In both instances, students were moved to Havelock Middle School. No bomb was actually found, police said.

Thomas has been charged with two counts of making a false bomb report and was being held in the Craven County Jail under a $75,000 bond.

While in court Friday morning, the judge added the following conditions to Thomas' bond should he be released:

1) He cannot go to Havelock High School or any other property of the Craven County School System at any time.

2) He must live with his parents and abide by a curfew of 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day.

3) He will be under the Electronic Offender Monitoring Program (EOMP), which mandates the use of a GPS-based ankle bracelet monitor as well as other requirements.

4) If he posts his bond, he is not permitted to possess any telephone, except to make a true emergency call or to comply with the EOMP program. He also cannot be released until he provides both fingerprints and a DNA sample.

Police said they arrested Thomas Thursday after finding a cell phone used to call in both bomb threats. Investigators said they identified Thomas as the owner of that phone.

Thomas is a student at Havelock High School. There is no word on a motive.

Thomas has been appointed a lawyer and is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 30.

(The photos in this article are from the Tuesday incident, courtesy of Michael D. Sides.)

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