- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania teen charged with making threats that postponed his high school’s graduation has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

LNP (https://bit.ly/1tqvH8o ) reports 18-year-old Colton Yeager was released from jail Tuesday after a judge lowered his bond and police reduced the two terroristic threat charges he faces from felonies to misdemeanors.

Yeager and other seniors in the Manheim Central School District were set to graduate last Thursday, but that was postponed a day after Yeager allegedly made threats referencing the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

Police have since determined there was no actual violence planned.

Defense attorney Robert Beyer says the alleged threat “took on a life of its own” but defended Yeager as a “good kid.”

He says the case is now headed in the “right direction.”


Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com

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