Archive for Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Ex-student enters plea for role in threat

March 3, 2004

One of two girls charged in connection with a bomb threat at Basehor-Linwood High School has pled guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.

The girl, 15, will be sentenced during a hearing at 10 a.m. April 6 in Leavenworth County juvenile court, according to Bill Winzenburg of the Leavenworth County attorney's office.

She and another student, 15, allegedly threatened to blow up the high school building on Nov. 11.

School district officials evacuated the 500 members of the student body from the four-year high school and searched the building, but found no explosives. Students were allowed to return to the building about three hours later.

The threat was written in a note that was discovered by another student and given to school administrators.

According to school officials, the note said, "This school shall blow up at 1:31 p.m. today, November 11, 2003."

Both of the girls originally were charged with aggravated criminal threat, and a trial for the other girl is still scheduled for next Tuesday on that charge, Winzenburg said.

The girls, one a freshman and the other a sophomore at the time of the incident, were suspended from Basehor-Linwood High School for a full year.

That means that they will not be eligible for reinstatement until November 2004, according to officials at the Basehor-Linwood school district.

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