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Student arrested for "Disruption of a School Function" at Port Charlotte High School

Student arrested for "Disruption of a School Function" at Port Charlotte High School
Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 16:45:00-05

A student at Port Charlotte High School was arrested Friday afternoon for "Disruption of a School Function". On the morning of January 26th a teacher on campus advised a resource officer that a public WiFi network labeled with a bomb threat directed at the school was appearing as an available network.

The Port Charlotte school’s IT department traced a phone number, which led to the identification of the juvenile student in possession of the hotspot. The owner of the phone identified another student as the suspect who altered the label of the hotspot with a bomb threat. The suspect, later arrested, provided statements to law enforcement post-Miranda regarding the hotspot and the threat.

After reviewing the evidence and statements, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office determined that the juvenile did not at any time have the intent to bomb or the ability to cause any harm to Port Charlotte High School or its occupants.