Two Santa Rosa County students are facing bomb threat charges for two separate threats at Navarre High School and King Middle School.
Thursday, school resource officers with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated an allegation involving a student at Navarre High School according to a sheriff’s office press release.
This student utilized Instagram to send a message to fellow students stating “I need some bombs to blow up the damn school and shoot up my house.”
A concerned parent shared the post with school officials and the sheriff’s office traced the message to Joshua Dominick Allen, a student at Navarre High School according to the arrest report.
Allen is charged with second degree felony threatening to discharge a destructive device under Florida State Statute 790.162.
Allen was arrested the following day.
Another student was also arrested Friday from King Middle School for an unrelated incident. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Caleb Grant was arrested following an incident Feb. 27.
The sheriff’s office received information related to a student claiming to have an explosive device. According to the arrest report Grant had a cellphone battery pack that he told other students was a a bomb.
One witness said Grant was telling other students in the library he was going to pull the cord, scaring the students. The student stated the others were “freaked out.” Other witnesses said Grant told them adding BBs and throwing the device in water would cause it to explode.
According to the report Grant told officers it was a joke.
Grant has been charged with second degree felony threatening to discharge a destructive device and second degree misdemeanor disturbing the peace at a school.
Both Grant and Allen were taken to Santa Rosa County Jail.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa County School Board have taken a Zero Tolerance Policy on any threats made to our educational institutions the press releases said. All threats will be investigated and those found with sufficient probable cause will be charged accordingly it said.