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One Juvenile Charged in School Plot Pleads Guilty

One Juvenile Charged in School Plot Pleads Guilty

Posted - Nov. 24, 2004 at 12:48 p.m.



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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- One of the four Uintah High School students charged in a plot to blow up the school has pleaded guilty.

The 16-year-old boy admitted to charges of burglary and making terroristic threats during an appearance in juvenile court yesterday. He will be sent for a 45-day evaluation before returning to juvenile court for sentencing.

Three more youths charged in the incident have court appearances next week.

Uintah County sheriff's officials have said the four teens were plotting to kill fellow students, teachers and administrators as well as their own parents.

Court documents say the suspects also allegedly planned to detonate an explosive device in the school's "commons" area where it would have the most impact.

Officials say the plan was stopped before the teens were able to get all the materials they needed.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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