STUDENT GOES TO COURT
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A North Marion Middle School student went before a judge today. He's the last of the four boys accused of making a bomb threat at the school to appear in court.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The boy went before the judge this afternoon to determine if he'll remain in custody, or be allowed to return home under a program similar to house arrest.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Prosecutor Dandreinne Amihere said, "In juvenile court, we consider the child's background, his behavior, at home, his behavior in the community, and his behavior at school. There is an informal gathering process that involves the department of juvenile justice and the state receives all that information and will make a appropriate decision."
Marion County Schools Superintendant, Jim Yancey had his own opinion to offer, "This is with prior thought, lots of warning, these are things that just happened recently after the 1st incident at West Port. They all heard about it their teachers have talked to them about it."
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The judge decided to allow the child to return home with his parents for now because he didn't have a prior record. All four boys will appear in court may 10th. They're facing second degree felony charges as well as expulsion from school.
By Sarah Pusateri WCJB TV 20 News
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