The Fairfax teen who was charged last year with making threats against Farmwell Middle School is back behind bars after allegedly making bomb threats targeting two other schools.
Shane D. Lucas, 18, was arrested Tuesday by the Fairfax County Police Department following the investigation of May 19 bomb threats sent by email to Dominion High School in Sterling and a Fairfax County school.
According to a Sheriff’s Office, report, Lucas was identified as the suspect in the Dominion High School threat during the May 19 investigation, but he was not immediately charged pending a mental health evaluation.
Lucas previously was charged with making threats of bodily injury or death, a class 6 felony, after a Dec. 7, 2021, social media post that included a photo of a firearm and threatening statements toward Farmwell Station Middle School. Lucas is a former student at Farmwell.
In April, he was granted a deferred finding in Circuit Court, under which the charge would be reduced to a misdemeanor if eight conditions were met over the following 12 months.
The agreement proposed by Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj and Public Defender Adam Pouilliard and accepted by Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr., includes requirements that Lucas be under supervised probation, stay at least 1,000 feet away from any school, enter an inpatient mental health program if recommended and follow a home safety plan if not, and be prohibited from purchasing or possessing weapons.
The agreement also prohibits Lucas from accessing social media sites except under direct supervision of a parent or guardian or while attending school.
A violation of the terms could result in a reinstatement of the felony charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
That case was set for review in April 2023.
Lucas is being held in Fairfax County. A preliminary hearing in Fairfax County General District Court is scheduled July 26.