Dougherty County DA: false bomb threats can lead to years in prison

Dougherty County DA: false bomb threats can lead to years in prison./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Authorities said bomb threats made to dozens of organizations across the country don't appear to be credible, and some of those threats were here in Georgia.

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said a fake bomb threat is considered a terroristic threat.

He said the person convicted of making such a threat could face up to 10 years in prison.

"We take all of these threats seriously,” he said. “Certainly, all of the resources that can be used to identify the person will be brought into play. It will be our intention, if we do identify the person, to bring the full weight of the law down on them."

Edwards said resources are being wasted when a false threat is made.

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