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Man charged with making bomb threats against high school, again

Brian Reed Source: Columbus Police Department) Brian Reed Source: Columbus Police Department)

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The young man accused of calling in two bomb threats to Hardaway High School last week was kicked out of the school in 2007 for making 13 bomb threats.

Brian Reed was arrested by Columbus Police on Monday and charged with two counts of transmitting false public alarm.

An iPhone app is what Brian Reed said links him to the crime. He told Columbus Police that someone has an iPhone app that lets a caller imitate another number.

WTVM did a search on our iPhones and could not find anything quite like that.

Reed told the judge in Recorder's Court Tuesday afternoon that must have happened, because he did not call 911 making threats.

Hardaway High School was evacuated and searched twice last week after someone called 911 saying "There is a bomb in the building and it is fixing to blow up," according to police.

Columbus Investigators linked the 911 calls to a Verizon number.  Then, they linked the number to Reed's phone.

After arresting him, Reed told Columbus Police that no one else had access to his phone those days.

Reed was kicked out of Hardaway in 2007 for making 13 bomb threats, but his mom and pastor stood in front of the judge Tuesday saying he has changed since then. He is finishing his degree, has two jobs, and attends church regularly.

His bond was set for $10,000.

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