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Update: 12-year-old charged in Jacksonville bomb threat

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A 12-year-old is now charged in last Friday's bomb threat at a Jacksonville middle school.

It happened at Jacksonville Commons Middle over fax machine. Someone faxed the threat to the school around 9 in the morning.

Jacksonville Police say the child is charged as a juvenile. Because they're dealing with a minor police can't release the charges or details on the child.

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For the second day in a row, a bomb threat forced local middle school students to evacuate campus.

Friday, authorities found a suspicious package at Jacksonville Commons Middle School in Onslow County.

Jacksonville police say school staff reported the threat around 9 a.m.
    
Hundreds of students evacuated to Northside High School, where they were picked up by parents or taken home by bus.
    
Thursday a bomb threat forced students at Broad Creek Middle School in Carteret County to evacuate, after a student admitted to the hoax.
  
Parents say they're glad their kids made it out safe.

"No one wants to lose their child to something like this here. And it's something they never want to hear. And it's something a child shouldn't have to go through," said Tracy Monk, parent.

Bomb dogs from Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Jacksonville Police Department Detectives at (910) 938-6405 or Crimestoppers at (910) 938-2373. Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

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