Teen arrested in false bomb threats
15-year-old Tyree Harris charged with felony after reporting 2 bomb threats
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Gainesville teen is being charged with a felony after police say he made two false bomb threats to a high school in November.
Tyree Nigel Harris, 15, was charged with two counts of false report about planting bomb, a second-degree felony.
According to Gainesville police, the first bomb threat was called to the front office of Gainesville High School on Nov. 19.
Police said Harris called the office and said "bomb threat" to the school receptionist. The school was evacuated because of that call.
The next day another bomb threat was called into the school.
Police was able to confirm with AT&T, the carrier for Gainesville High School, that the bomb threats made to the school were from the same number.
Police were able to track the number to Harris' father and found out Harris attended the school.
During the initial interview, Harris admitted that the number used to call in the bomb threats was his cell phone number, but denied making the threats.
According to police, text messages between Harris and a friend were sent relating to the bomb threats. During an interview, Harris' friend told police he warned Harris not to make the bomb threats, but Harris told him he did not believe anyone could track his cell phone since it was a no-contract TracFone.
Harris was later arrested. It is unknown when his next court appearance will be.
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