Mariah Cain, Staff Writer
A 12-year-old has been identified as the person who sent seven different bomb threats to schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to officials the 12-year-old admitted responsibility when detectives spoke with them but they were aware of legal limitations due to their age. In Maryland, children under 13 can only be charged with “crimes of violence” offenses.
“It is disheartening to accept that the individual responsible for disrupting the educational process and instilling fear in our community was well aware of the legal limitations surrounding their age,” said Marcus Jones, the Montgomery County Police Chief in a statement. “They understood that they could not be charged under current Maryland statutes.”