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Teen charged with making bomb threat to Leon County Courthouse

Posted at 10:05 AM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 07:32:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An 18-year-old has been arrested after telling deputies she called in a bomb threat to the Leon County Courthouse so she could get out of the Juvenile Detention Center. 

According to a probable cause document, Savannah Peterson was at the Juvenile Detention Center when she made the call to 911.

On Feb. 3, a Leon County deputy was called to the center about a bomb threat. Dispatch told the deputy that a young female had called and said, "There is a bomb in the courthouse, goodbye." 

After an investigation, the deputy determined that Peterson was the last person to use the phone.

When they talked to Peterson, she admitted that she made the call and said that she has made a "bomb" in the past while at the Apalachee Center. 

Peterson told deputies that there was no bomb at the courthouse and she said wanted to be arrested for the incident. When asked why, she said she wanted to leave because another detainee at the facility was upsetting her. 

After an investigation, deputies developed probable cause to charge Peterson with falsely reporting a bomb. She was taken into custody on Thursday. 

As of Friday. She remains in the Leon County Detention Facility on a $2,500 bond.