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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Friday, April 17, 2015

Individual Arrested On Federal Charges For Making Multiple Bomb And Threats Of Violence At Various Schools

An individual was arrested and charged in a federal complaint last night with sending threatening communications by interstate commerce, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  The charges resulted from an investigation into multiple bomb threats and threats of extreme violence at several schools in the Nashville area and in the Northeast.

According to the federal complaint, beginning on March 16, 2015 and continuing through today, approximately 16 schools were the targets of bomb threats or threats of violence.  The schools targeted in the Nashville area include, Cane Ridge High School; John Overton High School; Antioch High School; Hume-Fogg High School; Strattford High School; and McGavock High School.  High SchoolH Also targeted by the threats were schools in Brockton, Massachusetts; Whitman, Massachusetts; Burke, Virginia and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 

This investigation is being conducted by the FBI; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Van Vincent.     

The defendant is a juvenile and federal law precludes the dissemination of additional information.  A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated April 17, 2015