A suspended student, who had been accused of placing a hoax device at a Tamarac school that prompted two evacuations, was re-arrested after he showed up at the school Thursday and was seen tresspassing, authorities said.
The 13-year-old, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile charged with a misdemeanor, was seen at the Millennium Middle School, located at 5803 Northwest 94th Avenue, at 2:30 p.m., the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He was seen trespassing by school staff, authorities said.
School staff contacted the school resource deputy, who responded with the school investigative unit detective and apprehended the teen, authorities said. He was taken to the juvenile assessment center for processing.
The teen was already facing a charge of disrupting a school function.
Students who had seen him put the hoax device in the courtyard came forward to faculty after the school was locked down for an unrelated strongarm robbery in the area, according to authorities. About 1,500 students from the school were immediately evacuated, and about 250 students from Challenger Elementary School next door were also evacuated as a precaution.
The teen, who had been suspended from the school, told classmates that he put bombs on the campus, authorities said.