Teens charged with bomb threats to spend holidays in custody

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The two students found responsible for the bomb threats at Horry County high schools are headed into the Department of Juvenile Justice.

And it's very clear the pair will not be enjoying the holidays as much as they would at home.

One of the students is only 15 years old from Myrtle Beach High School, charged with leaving a threat in the form of a note in the boys' bathroom. That note insisted there were explosive devices in each Myrtle Beach area school.

Myrtle Beach High School was also evacuated on Monday, one day before that threat. North Myrtle Beach High School was on high alert Monday as well, receiving a bomb threat just a few hours after Myrtle Beach High.

A 16-year-old North Myrtle Beach student has been charged with conveying false information regarding the use of a destructive device.

Both students entered an Horry County courtroom Wednesday morning to face the music.

The NMB student pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve time in the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, a sentence that was suspended to 14 days in custody followed by nine months of probation.

Assistant Solicitor Mike Freeman says during that probation, the teen will have to comply with alcohol and drug assessments.

The Myrtle Beach High School student asked for a new attorney and will be back in court on Jan. 3. Until that time, he will also be in custody in the Dept. of Juvenile Justice.

When Jan. 3 rolls around, the student could at that time ask for a trial or plead guilty.

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