12-year-old arrested, accused of threatening to blow up a school bus


A 12-year-old boy was arrested after making a threat to blow up a school bus at Gulf Middle School.

On September 15, Cape Coral Police Department officers were dispatched to Gulf Middle School in reference to a school threat that occurred on September 14.

The School Resource Officer was contacted by a concerned parent after a juvenile made the statement that he would “blow up the bus” and “shoot up the school,” according to the Cape Coral Police Department.

These threats occurred on the school bus in the presence of several other children who all individually confirmed the statements came from the 12-year-old.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit, they responded and contacted the 12-year-old at his home address. He spoke to detectives, and when asked if he made the statement that he would blow up the school bus, he said, “yes, but I was only joking,” he denied making the statement that he would shoot up the school.

The investigation revealed that made specific threats that put other students in fear.

The 12-year-old was transported to Lee County Jail.

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