MILTON, Fla., March 2, 2018–Two Santa Rosa students have been arrested in separate incidents involving threats of violence.
On Feb. 27, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office school resource officers received information related to a student claiming to have an explosive device at King Middle School in Milton.
During the investigation, several witnesses said they heard and/or saw Caleb Grant who claimed to have an explosive device. He allegedly showed the item to students and made such comments that he may have scared some about his intent.
Based on the evidence found during the investigation, a judge granted a warrant for the student’s arrest. Grant was arrested and taken to the Santa Rosa County jail March 2.
In a second incident, SRCSO school resource officers investigated an allegation involving a student at Navarre High School.
This student used Instagram to send a message stating “I need some bombs to blow up the damn school and shoot up my house.”
Deputies traced the Instagram message to Joshua Dominick Allen, a student at the school.
His threat is considered a second-degree felony under Florida law.
Allen was also arrested March 2 and taken to the Santa Rosa County Jail.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa County School Board have a zero tolerance policy on any threats made to educational institutions.
All threats will be investigated and those found with sufficient probable cause will be charged accordingly, according to the SRCSO.
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