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Former Freeland student jailed, accused of bomb threat

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(10/18/12) - A former student at a Mid-Michigan school is in jail, accused of threatening to blow up the district's high school.

Police in Freeland became aware of the threat after school on Wednesday.

Within two hours, the 17-year-old who police believe made the threat - was behind bars.

A Facebook post contained the ominous threat. Investigators say the teenager claimed he was going to blow up Freeland High School at midnight.

Evan Mohn walked into court less than 24 hours after police say he used his iPhone to post the bomb threat on his Facebook page. The threat was noticed after students in the Freeland School District finished classes for the day.

Police went to Mohn's parent home in Tittabawassee Township.

"He was a past student at Freeland School," said Detective Brian Berg.

Berg says Mohn admitted making the threat against the school and told them there was no bomb.

"He advised that he was upset with the principal, and that's basically why he made the threat. He said he knew it was against the law, but he made the threat anyway," Berg said.

The school was never put on lockdown.

In court, Mohn told Saginaw County District Court Judge Terry Clark he dropped out of school when he was 16. Judge Clark advised that if Mohn is able to post bond, he must stay off social media sites.

"If there are any sites with your name, close them down today, effective immediately, Twitter accounts, everything, you are done," he said.

Mohn is charged with making a false bomb threat, a four-year felony, and using a computer to commit a felony, a seven-year charge.

Berg says in this day and age, police have to assume the worst.

"We do take it extremely serious, the threat was posted at 3:16 p.m. and by 5:15, we had him in custody," he said.

Bond was set at $20,000, but Mohn could qualify to be on electronic tether, as long as he lives with his parents.

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