Hampton student charged with making bomb threat

Hampton student charged with making bomb threat

Chandon Burton is charged with making a bomb threat against the school.

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM

HAMPTON -- A student at Hampton High is charged with making a bomb threat against the school.

Police tell WVEC.com that 18-year-old Chandon Burton was arrested within half an hour of a threatening note being written on the wall of a bathroom Thursday morning.

The note, found at 11:09 a.m., sent the school into lockdown as officers investigated.

According to police, the threat was "quickly determined to be a hoax" and everything returned to normal just after noon.

Burton is charged with one count of threatening to bomb.

According to Sgt. Jason Price with Hampton Police, the charge is a class 5 felony and a conviction can mean a sentence of one to ten years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $2,500

Price told WVEC.com that this is the second bomb threat at Hampton High School this year that occurred during the school day.  A third threat occurred in the evening by a school employee, he added.

Click here to see a recent PSA made by Hampton Police in an effort to help curb threats.
 

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