An 18-year-old Huntington Beach High School student was charged Tuesday with falsely reporting a bomb threat on the same day 20 children and six adults were slain by a gunman at a Connecticut elementary
Christopher Michael Casey could face up to three years in prison if
convicted, according to Orange County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Katz. Casey was scheduled to be arraigned in the afternoon at the Westminster courthouse.
About noon Friday, Casey allegedly left a note on his teacher's desk
threatening to set off a bomb at the high school. Just before 1 p.m., a
secretary at the school found the note and alerted the principal, Katz said.
Huntington Beach police searched the school but did not find any
It was unclear whether Casey was aware of the mass killing in Connecticut at the time he allegedly wrote the note, Katz said. The prosecutor declined to discuss the motive.
--City News Service