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Man arrested in connection to school bomb threat in Charlotte County

Posted at 9:55 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 21:30:29-04

UPDATE: Charlotte County Sheriff's have arrested a suspect in connection to a bomb threat against a local elementary school. 

Deputies responded to the Port Charlotte Golf Club after a caller reported seeing, Michael Pearcy, behaving erratically. The caller telling investigators the Pearcy was claiming that his girlfriend had been kidnapped, and also advised he appeared to be on drugs. 

When deputies approached Pearcy, he immediately questioned if they were there to talk to him about the bomb threat. Pearcy was taken to police headquarters. 

Pearcy is charged with false report of planting a bomb, false reports of commission of crimes, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a handcuff key by a convicted felon and failing to register as a convicted felon.







CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies and school district officials are investigating a reported bomb threat Friday morning.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, a bomb threat was made by phone at 8:55 a.m.

They say the threat was not specific, but mentioned local elementary schools.

Precautions have been made at local campuses that currently have students on site.

The sheriff's office is partnering with Charlotte County Public Schools Security to check all campuses.

**UPDATE (12:30PM)** -- The sheriff's office reports that children have been moved from two elementary schools, and the third school that children are attending has been checked by an explosive-detector canine from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

All campuses are being checked, prioritized by student presence.