Suspect Says Bomb Threat at School "Just a Joke".


April 11, 2019


The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mosley High School this morning in reference to an alleged bomb threat made by a student.


Deputies responded to the school, which was evacuated. Also called to the scene was a member of the BCSO Bomb Squad with the explosive detection dog and a sweep of the area was conducted. The dog did not alert.


Deputies spoke with witnesses and identified Caden Burse as the suspect. Witnesses stated they heard Caden Burse, age 17, make a statement in 2nd period class he had put a bomb in the school library and it was going to explode at 2:15 PM. Burse was also heard making similar statements in the halls of the school.


Contact was made with Caden Burse, who admitted he made the statements about the bomb in the library, but it was just a joke. Once it was determined there was no explosive device, students were brought back into the school. Burse was arrested and charged with Filing a False Report of a Bomb, a felony.




Prepared by R. Corley

Information by Lt. B. Byrd

Approved by Sheriff T. Ford