Volusia County student questioned over school bus bomb hoax

Student claimed to have bomb on board, deputies say

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EDGEWATER, Fla. - A Volusia County middle school student will be charged with filing a false report of an explosive device after a bomb threat was made on a school bus, according to officials.

The incident occurred Monday morning at 3100 Sabal Palm Drive in Edgewater as the bus was picking up students attending Indian River Middle School.

The bus was evacuated and no one was injured, said deputies, who added that 21 nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Edgewater police said student charged told the bus driver he was lying, but the driver called the police anyways.

The Volusia County sheriff's bomb squad investigated, and no device was found, deputies said.

No other details were immediately known.

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