- Associated Press - Thursday, April 26, 2018

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) - Fair Haven Union High School officials are assuring the community that they’ve taken every precaution to prepare for the possible release of a former student accused of threatening a mass shooting at the school.

Jack Sawyer was arrested in February and charged with attempted murder. He is accused him of planning a school shooting at the high school he previously attended. The Rutland Herald reports felony charges were dropped after the Vermont Supreme Court ruled none of Sawyer’s preparations constituted a felony attempt at murder.

Sawyer’s bail was recently lowered to $10,000, and he faces up to three years in prison. His lawyer said he would not be released from custody Wednesday.

Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell said Wednesday that administrators have planned for additional police presence and security audits.


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