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Plant High student faces bomb threat charge

TAMPA — A Plant High School student was arrested Tuesday after police say she wrote threats on a bathroom wall and on Twitter that she would blow up the school.

Anna Speights, 18, faces a felony charge of making a false bomb threat, Tampa police said.

Investigators focused on her after another student tipped them off when a school announcement offered a reward.

Police said that on Monday, she wrote in pencil on a bathroom wall at the school, 2415 S Himes Ave., that she was going to blow it up.

On Tuesday, the school announced a Crime Stoppers reward up to $500, and a student called in a tip.

Police said that Speights confessed to writing the threat, saying she was angry she had been suspended from the school bus for 10 days.

Plant High student faces bomb threat charge 03/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:38pm]
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