- Associated Press - Monday, December 4, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A former teacher who pleaded guilty to destroying a printer with a hammer at the New Town High School is disputing the cost of the machine and is taking the case to the North Dakota Supreme Court.

The Minot Daily News reports that Lukas Kostelecky pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief in July and spent four days in jail.

Kostelecky also was ordered to pay $3,790 in restitution, $2,000 in fines and $325 in court costs.

Kostelecky argues that he should only have to pay the cost of a refurbished printer, which would be no more than $1,900.

Authorities say Kostelecky smashed the printer in February. The reason isn’t clear.

The state’s high court is scheduled to hear the case on Dec. 14.

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