BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — Three juveniles involved in placing bomb threat calls to five area Harford County Public Schools on Monday have been arrested and charged for their involvement in the hoax.
A search of all involved schools— Bel Air Middle School, Bel Air High School, Fallston High School, Southampton Middle School and Patterson Mill High School— on Monday determined that there were no suspicious devices.
The juveniles involved are all female students of Bel Air High School, ages 14-15, who reside in the Bel Air/ Forest Hill areas.
They have been charged with five counts of disturbing school operations, which is a misdemeanor. They were also charged with five counts of making a statement/rumor as to a destructive device. This is a felony, which if charged and found guilty as an adult could face penalties of up to $10,000 in fines and 10 years imprisonment.
The girls were charged and arrested before noon on Thursday and have been released back to the care and custody of their parents.