Consequences for the suspect
By From staff reports
Published in News on March 19, 2012 1:46 PM
North Carolina General Statute § 14-69.2
"Any person who, with intent to perpetrate a hoax, conceals, places, or displays in or at a public building any device, machine, instrument, or artifact, so as to cause any person reasonably to believe the same to be a bomb or other device capable of causing injury to persons or property is guilty of a Class H felony. ... The court may order a person convicted under this section to pay restitution, including costs and consequential damages resulting from the disruption of the normal activity that would have otherwise occurred on the premises but for the hoax, pursuant to Article 81C of Chapter 15A of the General Statutes."
* In the state of North Carolina, felonies are punishable by more than one year in prison and the classification of being a convicted felon. Convicted felons must deal with that label, typically, for the rest of their life -- it affects ones right to vote and their ability to find gainful employment.