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Teens Charged With Making Bomb Threats Against School

Posted February 13, 2008 11:12 a.m. EST
Updated February 13, 2008 4:58 p.m. EST

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives have charged two high school students with making bomb threats via the Internet.

James Thomas Wallace, 17, of 7101 Avila Dr., and Melissa Dawn Gordon, 17, of 7100 Avila Dr., were charged Tuesday with sending threatening e-mail messages to Cumberland County Schools' computer network system.

The e-mails, which were addressed to the vice principal at 71st High School, were sent on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, authorities said. The messages claimed a bomb was set to detonate in a 71st High School hallway bathroom on Feb. 11.

Wallace and Gordon were charged with felony conspiracy and with making false reports concerning destructive devices. Each was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond.