Faculty and students at Thunder Bay Junior High School in Alpena have experienced multiple bomb threats throughout the school year. Two suspects who wrote the most recent threats were caught after officials were able to search through the camera footage at the school. The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office has recognized this as a local and statewide issue, and students need to realize how serious these types of situations are.
“The fact that if these children are convicted of this offense at some point in time it is a felony offense and that felony follows these kids for the rest of their life so it’s not something to joke around about it’s not something to fool around about- it needs to stop. I think the parents could go a long way just by alkin to their kids and say, this is not funny”.
The charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism will be filed with the Alpena County Prosecutor’s Office. Making a terrorist threat or false report of terrorism is a felony and is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than 20 thousand dollars or both.