A Virginia teen suspected of terrorizing the Stafford County community last year is being prosecuted for making multiple false bombs and shooting reports at county schools last year.
Deputies responded to several swatting incidents between May and September reporting bombs and shootings at Stafford High School, Brooke Point High School, Drew Middle School, and Dixon Smith Middle School.
The false reports led to large police responses, lockdowns, and evacuations and caused anxiety to students, their families, and school officials.
Investigators tracked phone calls to the residence of a Stafford County teen in September.
A search of the home unveiled computers, hard drives, and a server that could be compared to the National Security Agency’s, according to the sheriff’s office.
The teen was arrested and charged with aiding in terrorism and falsely summoning law enforcement.
The suspect pled guilty to the charges as part of a plea agreement in the Stafford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
“This has been an ongoing investigation and reaches across the United States and abroad,” a Sheriff’s Office’s statement read.
“We continue to work closely with the Stafford County Public Schools to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff.”