Navasota High School Student Arrested for Making Bomb Threat


NAVASOTA, Texas A Navasota High School Student is in jail accused of calling in a bomb threat to his school.

News 3 takes a look at the latest in a troubling trend and what safety changes the district is working on.

Bomb threats have disrupted class at Navasota High School three times this year including the most recent one seen here on February 18th.

A Navasota High School Student is in custody facing felony charges for the latest incident.

19-year-old Jermaine Rogers was arrested for making a false alarm.

"I've been here eight years and this is the first time we've had bomb threats like this, boom, boom, boom, back to back," said Navasota Police Chief Shawn Myatt.

Myatt says a receptionist received the bomb threat call. They traced it back to a landline.

"After the investigation was completed Mr. Rogers was definitely the person that we suspected from the beginning. We did speak to him and was able to obtain a confession from him at that time," he said.

While police don't have an official motive for the bomb threats this year the superintendent tells us they were most likely students wanting to get out of class.

Navasota ISD Superintendent Rory Gesch believes the first threat of the year may have created copycats.

"I think it created a pattern," said Gesch.

He tells us they are working with Navasota Police and consulting with larger school districts on how to respond to future threats, looking at ways to minimize disruption to learning.

"When to move students and when not to move students is something that we're going to be evaluating through the next several weeks and months as we get into the summer, prepare for the '14, '15 school years," said Gesch.

Police are still investigating the other two bomb threats, but they believe separate people are responsible for each of those.

Jermaine Rogers is being held in the Grimes County Jail on $25,000 bond.

He's also facing disciplinary measures from the school.


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