CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 12-year-old boy was at a Coral Springs pre-school on Thursday when Broward Sheriff’s detectives showed up and later arrested him for making a bomb threat at another school in Tamarac.

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, the boy used a fictitious email address to make the threat on Wednesday at Renaissance Charter School at 8399 North University Drive in Tamarac.

Deputies swept the school but didn’t find any devices.

Detectives later identified the suspect as a 12-year-old student at the school, the release said.

On Thursday, they went to the Coral Springs Preschool at 4441 Coral Springs Drive to meet with the boy.

According to the release, the boy admitted to creating a fictitious email account to send the bomb threat, stating: “Theres a bomb in your school ten minutes remain until you blow.”

The boy, who is from Margate, was arrested and charged with threat to bomb-false report bomb explosive weapon.

He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Fort Lauderdale.

It wasn’t made clear in the news release what connection the boy has to Coral Springs Preschool or how detectives determined the boy was behind the threat.


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