Updated: 4:44 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 | Posted: 11:57 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013

2 face charges following third bomb scare at Hough High School

By Mark Becker


Bomb scares and suspicious packages have now forced authorities to evacuate Hough High School for the third time in less than a week.

Police have two students in custody for Monday's prank, but parents and students told Eyewitness News that they do not find it funny, at all.

Bronco Villafranca, 18, did not really have an answer for us as Cornelius Police put him in a patrol car on Monday afternoon.

Police said he and a 14-year-old they're not naming were behind the second bomb scare in less than a week.

Students were sent out to the bleachers of the football stadium to wait while the building was searched.

Meanwhile, hundreds of parents sat in a line of traffic that at one point stretched more than a mile back to Statesville Road and around the corner.

"We send our children to school to get an education and be in a safe environment and we experience something like this," said parent Delores Williams.

Even students who often look for a break from the classroom said they have had enough.

"It's just getting ridiculous. Just like, what's the immaturity? When is everybody going to grow up?" said student Corey Gatley.

"I feel bad for all these parents, because they're not letting anyone out," said student James Eichorn.

Cornelius police said they did find a device of some sort, but that it was harmless.

They're not saying why Villafranca and the other teenager allegedly pulled the prank, but chances are neither of them is finding it funny anymore, as both are facing charges – a message police and school officials clearly want to get out to anyone who may be considering trying it again.

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