JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY - Police said they have arrested a 12-year-old in connection to a bomb threat at a middle school in Jacksonville.
According to the Jacksonville Police Department, the 12-year-old will be charged under a juvenile petition. No other information on the suspect was released.
Investigators said the bomb threat was faxed to Jacksonville Commons Middle School at about 9 a.m. on Feb. 21. Suzie Ulbrich, the public affairs assistant for Onslow County Schools, said a suspicious object was later found. There was no word on what that object was.
Students were evacuated to Northside High School and buses were sent out early to pick them up. No injuries were reported.
"We will rigorously pursue any bomb threat to the fullest extent of the law" said Capt. Jason Bettis of Jacksonville Police.
Jacksonville Commons Middle School students were dismissed early Friday due to a bomb threat and a suspicious object that was later found.
According to Suzie Ulbrich, the public affairs assistant for Onslow County Schools, students at Jacksonville Commons Middle School were evacuated to Northside High School at 365 Commons Dr. South. Buses were then sent out after 11 a.m. Friday to pick the students up.
Jacksonville Police told NewsChannel 12 that someone faxed the bomb threat to Jacksonville Commons Middle School at about 9 a.m. Friday.
Ulbrich said a suspicious object was later found and authorities are investigating what the object is. No injuries have been reported.