Florida Mom Arrested After Making A Bomb Threat To Son’s Highschool


A woman from Florida has been arrested after she allegedly made a bomb threat to her son’s high school, after being irate that her son wasn’t being fed enough at the cafeteria. 

Anaya Metoya Smith, 41, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening voicemail she left a Cocoa High School on Feb. 3 around 5:30 p.m., saying she’d “blow … up” the school, according to the probable cause affidavit. The city of Cocoa is approximately 45 miles east of Orlando. 

Smith has been charged with false reports of bombing or arson against state-owned property, a felony, and disruption of an educational institution, a misdemeanor. 

She allegedly stated in her voicemail: “If you don’t start feeding my … children better … I’m gonna come round … and blow that mother … up,” the probable cause affidavit stated. 

The staff member who heard the voicemail the following morning called law enforcement and an evacuation and search was done at the school but yielded no evidence of an explosive or harmful device. 

The affidavit stated Smith didn’t leave her name on the voicemail but a search of the school’s records found that the number used to make the threat was listed as Smith’s cell phone. 

A school resource officer also confirmed that Smith’s son got into “a verbal argument” with a cafeteria worker on Feb. 3 “in regards to wanting extra food,” court documents said. 

When the affidavit was written on April 7, Smith’s son was no longer at the school, and attempts to contact Smith were unsuccessful. 

A Brevard Public School spokesperson told NBC News the district is thankful the matter didn’t escalate. 

“The school district is very thankful for the responsiveness of law enforcement the day of the bomb threat and their subsequent investigation. It’s a police matter,” Russell Bruhn said over the phone. He noted that Smith’s son no longer attends the school. 

On Thursday, Smith was released from jail, one day after her arrest, after posting a cash or surety bond of $5,250, jail records show

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