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Message from Alachua County Sheriff 9/30/21

Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. and his team would like to share the following important development in the Newberry High School and Oak View Middle School bomb threat investigations after serving search warrants this morning in Newberry.
On September 30, 2021, deputies arrested Newberry High School students Ransel G. Lugo, 17, of Newberry and are charging him with three counts of making false bomb threats, three counts of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony and one count of threatening a mass shooting. Sarah A. McKay, 15 of Newberry, was also arrested and charged with two counts of making false bomb threats, two counts of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony and one count of threatening a mass shooting. The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges.