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Plattsmouth threat suspect denies charge

Plattsmouth threat suspect denies charge
Posted at 5:11 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 18:11:48-04

The February threats made against Plattsmouth High School just days after the parkland florida shooting are still impacting families around the metro especially on this student day of protest.

The teen who allegedly came up with the plan denied a terroristic threat allegation in Cass County Juvenile Court on Wednesday.

On February 20, the Cass County Sheriff's Office says two Plattsmouth High School boys planned to shoot up the school.  The student allegedly said he'd use is father's gun, wanted revenge on his ex-girlfriend, and talked about using an air-horn to alert certain people to get out of the school.

His attorney, James Martin Davis, says it was tough talk in the locker room and wasn't serious but kids need to know they can't joke about these things.

"These days the context of what's going on now particularly today when you've got students walking out all over the country in protest of what happened in Florida.  These kids just can't say this, but as you well know we've had 5 or 6 of these things in our community here right after the shooting," Davis explained.

The teen will continue to stay at his mother's home with an ankle monitor on 24/7.

The Cass County Sheriff's Department investigated a possible sexual assault by the teen on his girlfriend that happened prior to the threat.  No charges have been filed.

Davis says authorities determined no crime was committed, but it did affect the teen's state of mind when the alleged threats were made.

Both boys will have an adjudication hearing on May 9 in Cass County Court.