Lakeland student charged with bomb threat

Published 10:08 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013

A 19-year-old Lakeland High School student has been arrested and charged with a felony after allegedly making a bomb threat at school on Thursday.



City spokeswoman Diana Klink said in a press release Veronica Beverly Fullerton, of the 500 block of Lummis Road, has been charged with threatening to bomb or burn the school.

Klink said the alleged threat was overheard by a teacher. Emergency dispatchers received the call at 2:09 p.m., and units arrived at the school four minutes later.

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The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting the investigation.

The arrest is at least the eighth this calendar year for students accused of making bomb threats at school. A 20-year-old junior at King’s Fork High School, Abdul Dshawn Dixon, was arrested in May and accused of bomb threats at his school. His trial is set for Dec. 9.

In June, the Fire Marshal’s Office arrested six juveniles in connection with a series of threats at Lakeland High School and King’s Fork and John F. Kennedy middle schools.