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Deputies: Man arrested for making bomb threats at Bradenton Christian School

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BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Bradenton Christian school had an unexpected visitor that forced them to go on lock down on Friday morning.

Bradenton Police Department responded to a call around 8:22 a.m. of a suspect threatening to shoot and making bomb threats. 

According to police, Jason Wilkinson was arrested for making bomb threats and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. 

Reports say that Wilkinson entered the car drop off lane and made threats before fleeing. 

An off-duty officer at the school was able to obtain the suspect's license plate before driving off.

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Superintendent, Mr. Vande Pol sent out an email to parents saying there will be heavy police presence throughout the day. 

The lock down has been lifted and the 24-year-old was caught miles away from school by Bradenton Police. 

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Bradenton Police Department at 9441-932-9300.