Archive for Thursday, March 25, 2004

Second plea entered in Basehor- Linwood High School bomb threat

March 25, 2004

A second girl charged in connection with a bomb threat at Basehor-Linwood High School has pleaded 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.

She and another student, also 15, allegedly threatened to blow up the high school building on Nov. 11. Both of them now have pleaded guilty to the same disorderly conduct charge.

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. 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.

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, meaning they will not be eligible for reinstatement until November 2004.

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