Teen charged in CVU bomb threat

Hinesburg Police said Justin Rich of St. George, age 17, a student at Champlain Valley Union High School, was charged with making a bomb threat to the school June 3.

After a coordinated investigation, Rich was identified and interviewed by police. Police said he admitted making the threat through a statement to Hinesburg P.D. Deputy Chief Fred Silber.

As a result of the bomb threat, the school was evacuated and closed June 3-at considerable public expense considering the various law enforcement, fire, and emergency agencies mobilized at the time.

Key agencies involved included the Vermont State Police, Shelburne Police Department, the Hinesburg Fire Department . The Hinesburg Highway Department also aided the investigation.

Charges against Rich are pending. He is currently in the custody of his parents.

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