19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student

Teen charged with bringing homemade bomb to Utah school

Following the discovery of the device at the Pine Valley High School in the city of St George, the school was evacuated for two hours while bomb squad officers swooped in to disarm it.

The suspect was charged with manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction prohibited, the department said. "It was also determined that the male had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization", police said, NBC News reported. "Our student was not involved and I understand the police are confident that their tech people will soon know who sent the email".

Riviere said there are no other threats to students.

Jones said the suspect is in her seminary class and described him as "super quiet".

Police said that Washington County Bomb Squad, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the incident to disarm the bomb.

Washington County School district spokesperson Steve Dunham said Monday while the lack of injuries sustained in the particular incident was "a great outcome", the act itself was nerve-wracking.

Cynthia Brandt-Campagna, president of the Albert Einstein High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, said all threats, even empty ones, generate fear and cost time and energy.

No explosive materials or devices were found on the school's campus during the sweep, according to the statement. Police said he did not make threats against the school, student or staff.

On March 1, a 16-year-old former Gregori High student was arrested in the schools lot for having a rifle in his auto, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

That flag incident happened February 15. The bus driver reported it to police and the teenager was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.

Investigators said someone found two threatening notes at the school near 21st Street and 67th East Avenue.

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