13-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Threatening to Blow up School Bus


Last updated 6/9/2022 at 12:48pm

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a 13-year-old D.S. Parrot Middle School student, after he allegedly threatened to blow up a school bus.

According to officials, on October 18, 2021, an employee at Hernando County School Bus Transportation Depot in Brooksville contacted the Sheriff's Office, after receiving a call from a 12-year-old boy who was inquiring about job. The employee says the suspect threatened to blow up a school bus, after he was told to use the online portal to apply for a job.

On June 6, 2022, investigators received a phone number that was used by the suspect to call in the threat. Detectives met with 13-year-old Jorge Tossas and his mother to discuss the incident, but Tossas denied making the threat.

Detectives arrested Tossas and charged him with Making a False Bomb Threat – a felony.

Tossas was booked into the Hernando County Jail and then released into his mother's custody.

In 2017, a 17-year-old girl was arrested on several felony charges of making false bomb threats and subsequently expelled from Central High School.

R News recently published a report on bullying and video fight clubs in Hernando County, involving dozens of middle school students. The incidents ranged from simple battery to aggravated battery, but no charges have been filed against the suspects. Parents want to know why school administrator and the Sheriff's Office isn't taking these acts of violence as serious as false bomb threats. Since my report, at least one battery case has been reopened. It's unknown if charges will be filed against the suspects. Follow this link for the full story: https://www.rnews.news/story/2022/05/23/news/fight-clubs-trending-on-social-media-students-living-in-fear/154.html


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