CALEXICO — An Imperial County teen could face federal and state prosecution after sending an e-mail bomb threat to the principal of Blanche Charles Elementary School on Wednesday.
Blanche Charles Principal Gina Sanchez received an e-mail about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday stating that the writer of the message had a friend claiming he or she was going to plant one or more bombs in Imperial Valley high schools set to go off today, said Bob Sellers, supervisory resident agent for the local office of the FBI.
The e-mail's author claimed he or she had seen this friend put small bombs together in the past and believed that friend would carry out his or her plan to plant bombs in local high schools, Sellers said.
FBI agents tracked down the residence from which the e-mail was sent, Sellers said. An interview with the suspected sender revealed the threat to be a hoax.