Teens In Court For Planning Alleged School Attacks

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

March 8, 2006

All four teens charged with plotting against two Albemarle schools are in court today.

This is the first time that all four teens have been in court at the same time. The last time they were here it was determined they would be charged as juveniles, not adults.

The teens ages range from two 13-year-old Jack Jouett students, a 15-year-old Albemarle High student, and a 16-year-old Western Albemarle student.

Being in the juvenile courts will protect more of their privacy and the case will be decided by a judge, not a jury. Charges range from conspiring to commit murder to plotting to use explosives to destroy a part of their school.

Again there were no threats to specific people, but the state says they are taking the charges very seriously.

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