Teen charged for bomb threat at Pontiac school

Published On: May 01 2013 04:08:13 PM EDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 07:02:40 PM EDT
PONTIAC, Mich. -

A 14-year-old was charged in Oakland County for the bomb threat that forced a school to evacuate.

The teen is charged with a 5 year felony after police say suspicious package was reported at Pontiac High School on Tuesday.

The school evacuated students and dismissed classes for the day.

"They called us during third hour and told everyone to evacuate the area because they said there was a bomb threat and we all had to leave," said student William Randall.

Watch: Pontiac High School evacuated after suspicious package found.

A backpack belonging to the suspect was found in the school but police say it didn't contain any explosives.

The school was searched and cleared by bomb sniffing dogs. Two homes were also searched in Pontiac during the scare.  

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says they takes these kinds of threats seriously and will always respond accordingly to investigate and arrest anyone who threatens safety.

The student is being held and a pre-trial is set for May 6th at which time bond will be issued.


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