FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(617) 223-6110
April 17, 2015

FBI Boston Division’s Statement on the Arrest of a Tennessee Teen Accused of Making Bomb Threats to Three Massachusetts High Schools

A joint investigation by the FBI Boston Division and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville, Tennessee led to the overnight arrest of a South Nashville teenager suspected of making bomb threats to three high schools in Whitman and Brockton, Massachusetts. The schools involved are Brockton High School, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, and Cardinal Spellman High School.

The Hanson, Whitman, Brockton, and Quincy Police Departments assisted in the investigation, along with the Massachusetts State Police.

The teenager was booked on a state terrorism charge and will be charged federally. He is expected to appear before a U.S. magistrate judge later today. All further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s office in Nashville, Tennessee.

Vincent B. Lisi, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division, stated, “The FBI takes threats of violence to schools very seriously. Make no mistake: we investigate these incidents, and those found responsible are subject to arrest and full prosecution no matter where they are located.”