ACSO makes Hawthorne bomb threat arrest

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) has announced the arrest of a 14-year-old Hawthorne student who investigators say made a false bomb threat. 

The ACSO made the announcement Friday on its Facebook page. The post said the incident occurred at Hawthorne High School on Thursday, Oct. 21, but authorities did not report the threat when it occurred.

“The call came in just before regular dismissal time and deputies stood by and assisted with the dismissal,” ACSO reported. “[D]etectives arrested Jayden Ingle, 14, of Hawthorne and charged her with making a false bomb threat and using a two-way communications device to commit a felony.”

The arrest came three days after ACSO detectives took an Eastside student into custody after that school received its fifth bomb threat since Sept. 28. In all, Alachua County Public Schools have now received at least 19 bomb threats this school year, leading to 10 arrests. 

“Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. would like to reiterate his commitment to keeping schools safe and providing all investigative efforts to stop these threats,” the Friday ACSO Facebook post said. “This kind of disruption has no place within our schools.”

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