Student in Custody After Bomb Threat

CRESTVIEW -- Authorities evacuated Crestview High School Friday morning after a bomb threat.

Authorities say an emotionally disturbed student indicated to a school resource officer there was a possible threat to the safety of the school.

Preliminary information is that the student had been having thoughts of suicide and that he may have been planning to bring some type of explosive device to the school.

Authorities evacuated the students and faculty and then a SWAT team entered the school to locate the device.

Officials say they didn't find anything.

Classes resumed around 11:30, but those parents who wanted to check out their kids were allowed to do so.

School officials say they can't afford to take incidents like this lightly.

Nick Kootsouradis, Crestview's Assistant Superintendent said, "It is obvious in our country and world today that bad things do happen and we are doing our best to respond appropriately to prevent anything from happening, and that is what we did here today."

No one was hurt.

The student has been taken into custody for the purpose of receiving a mental health evaluation, also known as a Baker Act Evaluation.

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