Monday, March 19, 2007
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Junior high student's hearing scheduled

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[March 19, 2007]  Preliminary hearings have been set for an unnamed Lincoln Junior High School student in relation to the March 6 bomb threat. The threat, written on school property, was discovered at midday and launched an evacuation of the school.

Assistant Logan County State's Attorney Dan Markwell said that the student would appear before a judge on April 5. It will be determined if his parents will hire a lawyer for his defense. If they do not wish to hire an attorney for him, Markwell said that one would be appointed for him. The student would then be scheduled to appear in juvenile court with his attorney and a new court date will be set.

The juvenile has been charged with one count of criminal defacement and one count of disorderly conduct. Possible penalties at the juvenile level for the charges include probation, restitution, community service, home detention or time in a juvenile detention center, Markwell said.

[Jan Youngquist]

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