Police charge 11-year-old Boynton Beach boy with false bomb threat at North Carolina middle school

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- An 11-year Boynton Beach boy was charged Thursday, accused of falsely reporting a bomb at a North Carolina middle school.

Boynton police said the child called Harnett Central Middle School in North Carolina Friday and told school officials that he planted a bomb in the school's upstairs bathroom.

The Boynton Beach Police Department were contacted Wednesday by a detective from the Harnett County Sheriff's Department after investigators there determined the call originated in Boynton Beach.

Harnett County detectives were able to identify the 11-year-old by tracing his IP address, e-mail accounts and a recording of the call, according to a police report.

Police then located and spoke with the boy at Congress Middle School in Boynton Beach. He was not restrained or arrested, and told police that he, along with a friend from North Carolina, used Skype to call in a bomb threat at the middle school, according to the incident report.

The boy returned to class after speaking with police and was later brought to the police department by his father and turned over to the Juvenile Assessment Center for process.

He has been charged with one count of false report concerning planting a bomb at a state-owned property.

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