Two students charged in bomb threat

Another faces school weapon charge

Three Clayton County teenagers face criminal charges, in separate incidents, one involving a bomb threat at a local high school.

Clayton County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp said two juveniles have been charged in connection with a bomb threat made Thursday morning at Charles Drew High School.

They were taken to the Clayton County Regional Youth Detention Center.

Crisp said the bomb threat was called in about 9:30 a.m., by a juvenile using his mother's cell phone. The sheriff's office, assisted by local and metro Atlanta bomb technicians, responded to the school and searched in vain for a destructive device, he said.

An investigation led Clayton deputies to the two juveniles, and they have been charged, said Crisp.

They were not identified because of their ages.

In a separate case involving a weapon, Devon Gage Encinias, 17, made his first appearance Friday morning in Clayton County Magistrate Court.

Magistrate Betrice Scott told Encinias he is charged with carrying a weapon onto school grounds.

Police allege in warrants that Encinias took a firearm from the console of his vehicle and pursued two unknown people into the woodline at Morrow High School.

Jail records show that Encinias was booked in at 12:50 a.m., Friday. He is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing in his case is set for Nov. 8.