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Central High student found guilty of bomb-threat charges for making repeated calls from school grounds

BROOKSVILLE — A former Central High School student who was accused of making six false bomb threats at the school in the span of a week in 2018 pleaded no-contest last month, according to court records, and was found guilty of more than a dozen charges, including one bomb-threat charge.

Mizella Robinson, 18, pleaded no-contest to one of the six bomb-threat charges, as well as several charges of making false 911 calls, disrupting an educational institution and unlawfully using a two-way communication device. A judge sentenced her to a two-year prison term on the bomb threat charge, though her plea agreement noted she could be eligible for a Florida Department of Corrections boot camp program that could keep her out of a conventional prison.

She also owes $1,470 in fines and court fees, according to records. Credit for 227 days served in the Hernando County jail covers sentences on all the other charges.

Other charges, including five bomb-threat charges, were dropped.

Robinson was arrested after Hernando County Sheriff's deputies said she called 911 from school grounds several times during a week in March 2018, making threats like, "Central High School will burn to death now," and "Central High will be bombed in two minutes."

The threats resulted in several evacuations and lock-downs, and deputies interviewed dozens of students they thought might have information. Robinson was among them, though she initially told a detective that "she was not in possession of a cell phone and had no knowledge of who called in the threat," according to an affidavit.

Contact Jack Evans at jevans@tampabay.com. Follow @JackHEvans.

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