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Riverdale man arrested in school bomb threat

Duntavious Roberts

Duntavious Roberts

A 20-year-old Riverdale man has been arrested for making a bomb threat to Riverdale Middle School last week.

On Friday evening, investigators from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Section, arrested Duntavious Roberts for calling in a bomb threat earlier the same day.

Deputies and school personnel said the school was searched thoroughly and no signs of a bomb were found. The school then resumed normal operations.

Clayton County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp said deputies were following up on a lead in the area of the Harmony Ridge Apartments located at 235 Roberts Drive, Riverdale. Crisp said Roberts was found in the breeze way of building 3, near his aunt’s apartment.

Crisp said that during the interview with investigators Roberts confessed and wrote a letter of apology for his actions.

Roberts also told deputies he is currently on probation for terroristic threats for crimes committed in Albany, Crisp said.

Deputies were asked if Roberts suffered from any mental issues but declined to comment.

Crisp said Roberts is being charged with terrorist threats and disrupting a public school. He is being held in the Clayton County jail with no bond and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on April 24, at 3 p.m.  

Friday’s threat is third one at a Clayton County public school since the school year started. In October, Crisp said, two juveniles were charged with making a bomb threat at Charles Drew High School.

The second incident was in February, when another juvenile was arrested for making back-to-back bomb threats to Morrow High School.