Ohio Teen With Zero Ties to Santa Cruz Calls In Bomb Threat at Felton High School

The Midwest youth reportedly admitted to law enforcement that he was behind a message saying a bomb was on campus set for Friday, along making with other "prank" calls to area businesses.

A telephone bomb threat was reported Wednesday at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, with the male caller stating "a bomb would blow up on campus" today -- Friday, June 6, according to law enforcement.  

The threatening call, left in a voice mail with "laughter heard in the background," was logged at 2 p.m. Wednesday at San Lorenzo Valley High, said the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives determined, through phone providers, that the origin of the call was Ohio, and on Thursday at 2 p.m. contacted a 14-year-old male in Cincinnati, who admitted in a phone interview with police to making the false bomb threat, said Sgt. Patrick Dimick of the Sheriff's Office.

The youth also admitted to making several other prank calls to Santa Cruz-area businesses although he reportedly has no local ties, he said.

"The threat was completely random," Dimick said in a statement.

The investigation will be forwarded to the Juvenile Probation department for review and any possible criminal charges, he added. 


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