Man, 27, rode Volusia County school bus, made threats, Daytona police say

Seabreeze High locked down over incident; Bus driver removed from duties


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 27-year-old man was arrested Friday after Daytona Beach police say he boarded a high school bus and made threats against the school, prompting a lockdown.

Deandre Anderson has been charged with false report of a bomb, trespassing and trespassing on school grounds in the Friday morning incident at Seabreeze High School.

Deputies said Anderson boarded the school bus at Ridgewood Avenue and North Street and rode it to the high school, then walked to McDonald's. 

While at the restaurant, Anderson asked a girl if she wanted to go to his house and play video games, according to the report. When she refused, Anderson said that he would have to blow up the school, deputies said.

According to the report, Anderson then went to the school and asked the assistant principal about getting his high school diploma. Officers were notified and he was arrested near the Publix.

Volusia County Schools said the bus operator has been removed from driving duties pending the outcome of a district investigation.