FBI: Bomb threats to Jupiter, John I. Leonard high schools solved

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Authorities have arrested the person they believe responsible for emailed bomb threats to Jupiter and John I. Leonard high schools and an unnamed Palm Beach County elementary school – and the culprit is not a student.

FBI officials said Tuesday that the threats, all madefrom late December to mid-February,  trace back to a 25-year-old man from Georgia who was stalking a woman who moved here.

They say Preston Alexander McWaters was using technology to pin the threats to the woman and her boyfriend. (Schools weren’t his only target, according to the FBI. Read the full story.)

That still leaves several threats to schools, including two called in to Wellington High in January, unsolved.

But Superintendent Robert Avossa said Tuesday that investigators continue to pursue those hoaxes and warned anyone who considers these mere pranks that they are, in fact, crimes.

 

 

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