Newport News teen charged with bomb threat against Hampton schools

Posted at 2:10 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 16:08:30-05

HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton Police have identified a 14-year-old Newport News boy as the person who called in bomb threats to two Hampton City Schools on November 13 and 14.

Authorities say investigators have sought and obtained two charges for threatening to bomb against the teen.

Earlier this week, Hampton Police investigated a bomb threat at Hunter B. Andrews School at 3120 Victoria Boulevard.

The call for the incident came in around 1:04 p.m.

Reports said there was nothing to substantiate the threat, but students were still evacuated as a precaution.

Due to the cold weather, students were transported to a neighboring school, Armstrong Elementary School, until all conditions were deemed safe.

Investigators later cleared the threat, and no device was located. Students returned for scheduled dismissal.

There are no further details at this time.

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