Authorities in Volusia County believe that the parents of students making threats to schools should be the ones to pay for the response team’s efforts.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood of the Volusia County Sheriffs department made the announcement Friday after four more students were arrested for making false reports.
If this rule is enacted, it will cost parents of the accused a minimum of $1082,the cost the city pays for an emergency response team. The cost could be higher depending on what equipment and personnel is needed.
Though those caught making false reports face felony charges, there has been a surge in fake threats towards schools and other public places in recent years. Authorities in Volusia county believe that by charging the parents of students who are making the threats, it will force parents to be more proactive and it may help cut down the number of false reports.
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