In the wake of the awful mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, parents may be wondering if our students are safe here in Orange County. Well, we may have averted another awful incident, when Huntington Beach High School student Christopher Michael Casey, 18, Huntington Beach was arrested after leaving a bomb threat note inside a classroom.
Casey has been charged with one felony count of reporting a false bomb threat. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison, according to a press release distributed today by the Orange County District Attorney.
Here are a few more details from the press release:
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2012, Casey is accused of leaving a note on his teacher’s desk threatening to detonate a bomb at Huntington Beach High School.
At approximately 12:55 p.m., a secretary found the note and notified the school’s principal. The principal called the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD), who investigated this case, and arrested the defendant at the school.
HBPD officers searched the school and were not able to find any bombs or explosives.