HAMPTON -- A student at Hampton High is charged with making a bomb threat against the school.
Police tell WVEC.com that 18-year-old Chandon Burton was arrested within half an hour of a threatening note being written on the wall of a bathroom Thursday morning.
The note, found at 11:09 a.m., sent the school into lockdown as officers investigated.
According to police, the threat was 'quickly determined to be a hoax' and everything returned to normal just after noon.
Burton is charged with one count of threatening to bomb.
According to Sgt. Jason Price with Hampton Police, the charge is a class 5 felony and a conviction can mean a sentence of one to ten years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $2,500
Price told WVEC.com that this is the second bomb threat at Hampton High School this year that occurred during the school day. A third threat occurred in the evening by a school employee, he added.
Click here to see a recent PSA made by Hampton Police in an effort to help curb threats.