Gulf County student arrested for threatening to "blow up" school

Published: Feb. 27, 2018 at 3:50 PM CST
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A 12-year-old Wewahitchka Elementary School student has been arrested after Gulf County sheriff's officials say he threatened to “blow up” the school and “tie up” their teacher before it “blew up.”

The student has been charged with Threatening to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction. Investigators say the child did not possess or have access to any explosive materials or devices.

The student was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility and transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) where he will be incarcerated for 21 days.