Sheriff says students, parents will pay $1,000 for school threats

No threats, 'jokes' to be tolerated


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood announced Thursday that students who make threats against schools -- even if it's determined to be a joke -- will have to pay the cost of his agency's response to the incident.

Chitwood said the students also face charges.

He said the students or their families will be responsible for at least $1,082 per incident. The Sheriff's Office said in some cases, the cost could be much higher, depending on the resources required.

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