Shortly after noon on Thursday, August 25, 2022, Clearwater Police officers arrested a 14 year-old Countryside High School student on a charge of making a false report about planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction. The teenager, who lives in Oldsmar, was arrested this afternoon after several disturbing behaviors at the school, located at 3000 State Road 580.
Among other actions, the student showed another student what appeared to be a gun in a duffel bag. He also said by the end of the year, he was going to use a gun at school.
No gun was recovered and officers and detectives continue to investigate the case.
The suspect was booked in to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center.