Bathroom Stall Bomb Threat by Utah Juvenile Cancels School Activities

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The Juab School District recently made the decision to cancel after-school activities following the discovery of a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall in one of the district’s elementary schools.

School Activities Cancelled

The bomb threat indicated that a bomb would go off at one of the local schools the following day, but police and school authorities were able to identify the student whom they believe wrote the bomb threat and made sure there was in fact no device set to detonate.

Most kids who threaten to blow up something or hurt people don’t actually plan to carry out their activity. However, you only need to see the news to realize that it’s important to follow-up on any threats–whether made by a kid or an adult.

Threat of Violence is a Crime–Even if You Don’t Go Through With It

There is a Utah law called “threat of violence” which can be charged if a person threatens to commit any offense involving bodily injury, death or substantial property damage and acts with the intent to place a person in fear of injury, death, etc.

Threat of violence is a class B misdemeanor, and it is not a defense that the individual making the threat didn’t intend to carry out their threat or was incapable of carrying out their threat. In addition to incarceration penalties, a person who commits this crime may also be required to pay for any expenses incurred by a governmental entity involved in the threat.

Hire Expert Legal Help

Talk to your kids. Having a good relationship with your children won’t prevent them from committing offenses, but might help. If your child has already gotten himself into legal trouble, don’t wait to contact a Utah juvenile defense attorney. Get him the expert legal help he needs today.

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