Florida mother behind school bomb threat was upset with lunch portions, prosecutors say
Mother charged in school bomb threat Anaya Smith's booking photo. Smith is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a Florida school because she was upset with the amount of food her son was served. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)COCOA, Fla. — Prosecutors have charged a central Florida woman with threatening to blow up her child’s school unless he was given more food. >> Read more trending newsAnaya Smith is facing charges of falsely reporting a bomb threat and interfering with school functions, according to Brevard County jail records. Smith’s sister defended Anaya, saying she had been “falsely accused,” The Miami Herald reported.wftv.com
Police: Florida woman threatend to bomb hungry son's school
COCOA, Fla. — (AP) — A woman has been arrested months after threatening to blow up her son's high school unless cafeteria workers started giving him more food, officials said. The threat was left Feb. 3 in a voicemail to Cocoa High School on Florida's Atlantic Coast, according to police and court records. The 41-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday and charged with making a false bomb threat and disruption of a school. Investigators located the woman's phone number in school records and a resource officer confirmed that her child had gotten into an argument Feb. 3 with a cafeteria worker because he wanted more food. Officials arrested her Wednesday.wftv.com
Police: Florida woman threatened to bomb hungry son's school
A woman has been arrested months after threatening to blow up her son's high school unless cafeteria workers started giving him more food, officials said. The threat was left Feb. 3 in a voicemail to Cocoa High School on Florida's Atlantic Coast, according to police and court records. The school was evacuated, but no weapons or explosive devices were found.news.yahoo.com
Cocoa High School on lockdown due to bomb threat
COCOA, Fla. — Cocoa High School is locked down due to a bomb threat, according to police. Cocoa police said that all students have been evacuated and are accounted for. The school was placed on lockdown for another threat earlier this month. Check back and watch Eyewitness News for updates. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Brevard County schools receive 2 separate fake bomb threats Friday
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Two Brevard public school campuses had to be evacuated Friday, after a pair of separate bomb threats. No actual explosives were found, but the day was disrupted at both Cocoa High School and West Shore Junior-Senior High School in Melbourne. Parents were alerted and students on West Shore Junior-Senior High School campus were evacuated after one of those bogus threats. “So, we’re just sitting out there for an odd amount of time, a long time, and they didn’t really tell us what it was.”WATCH: Cocoa High School given all-clear after officials investigate threat made against the schoolEarlier Friday, a separate phony bomb threat was called into Cocoa High School on a recorded line. School officials said it was an adult, possibly a parent, threatening to come over and blow up the school.wftv.com
Bomb threat prompts evacuation at Brevard County school
MELBOURNE, Fla. — A shelter-in-place order was issued Friday at a Brevard County school after a reported bomb threat. WATCH: Middle school teacher accused of kissing student in classroomSchool officials said West Shore Junior/Senior High School is being evacuated to a designated safety zone out of an abundance of caution. This is the second threat to a Brevard County school on Friday. Cocoa High School was also closed Friday morning after a threat from a parent was called into the school. READ: Cocoa High School given all-clear after officials investigate threat made against the schoolSchool officials are asking people to not come to the school at this time.wftv.com
Cocoa High School given all-clear after officials investigate threat made against the school
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A threat made against Cocoa High School was cleared, Brevard Public Schools said. UPDATE: Cocoa High has received an all-clear from law enforcement after investigating and securing each building on campus. School operations have resumed as normal. — Brevard Schools (@BrevardSchools) February 4, 2022Students and staff members were not allowed to enter the school. READ: Middle school teacher accused of kissing student in classroomSchool operations have resumed as normal, officials said.wftv.com
Cocoa honors Super Bowl champion Jamel Dean with key to city
COCOA, Fla. – It was a really a big deal for the city of Cocoa, Cocoa High School and the family of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Jamel Dean on Saturday. A former player at Cocoa High School and Auburn, Dean received arguably the highest recognition the city of Cocoa can give anyone, a key to the city. The city also declared Feb. 7 as Jamel Dean Day, and his family is still so happy about it. “He’s the best thing that ever come from the Dean family,” said Johnny Dean, Jamel’s cousin. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do,” Jamel Dean said.
Shelter in place lifted at Cocoa High after ‘vague cyber threats’
COCOA, Fla. – A shelter in place was ordered for Cocoa High School Wednesday afternoon due to “vague cyber threats” made through e-learning platforms, Brevard Public Schools officials said. A shelter in place means that school operations can continue as normal but no one is allowed to enter or leave campus until law enforcement officers give an all clear. The order was lifted around 2 p.m.[TRENDING: ‘Smell of rotting flesh’ leads to body in trunk | How to celebrate Halloween during pandemic | 98 ‘murder hornets’ removed]"We are currently investigating suspicious incidents involving Cocoa High and Endeavour Elementary. Vague cyber threats made through the e-learning platforms. Earlier on Wednesday, Pine Ridge High School was placed on lockdown after administrators received an anonymous tip through Fortify Florida indicating that someone was planning to bring a weapon on campus.
Former Cocoa High School football player killed after dispute in Meritt Island, deputies say
COCOA, Fla. – A former Cocoa High School football player was killed in a shooting on Merritt Island, authorities said. According to investigators, the shooting occurred at the Courtenay Palms Apartments Wednesday evening during an alleged dispute over a gambling debt. Collins was a 2020 graduate at Cocoa High School and was a player on the Tiger football team. A spokesperson said Collins was a student athlete at Merritt Island High before he attended Cocoa High. Our hearts go out to his family, his teammates, fellow classmates and the staff at both Cocoa High and Merritt Island High,” the statement read.