Florida 13-year-old accused of making bomb threats against 2 Alachua County schools

A 13-year-old student in Florida was arrested Monday after allegedly emailing bomb threats to two schools in Alachua County, forcing both of those schools to cancel classes, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

The girl was arrested and booked into the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on charges of written or electronic threats to commit an act of terrorism, disruption of a school function, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, ACSO said in a news release late Monday.

Classes at Buchholz High School and Kanapaha Middle School were canceled Monday morning, following both of those threats, officials said.

The sheriff's office said an apparent bomb threat was emailed to an administrator at Buchholz High School Monday morning. The school was immediately placed on lockdown prior to students arriving to school, and several law enforcement agencies responded.

While conducting that investigation, a second threat was reported at Kanapaha Middle School, prompting the school to also go on lockdown.

The district canceled classes at both schools to allow law enforcement more time to search the classrooms and buildings. 

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the distinct said law enforcement had cleared both schools and that nothing suspicious was found at either school.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, school staff, or the school district's security office, 352-955-7514.