Trial Date Set For Student In Arkansas School Threat

Jun 5, 2013

A judge has set a trial date for a former student accused of issuing a threat against Harrisburg High School.

The 18-year-old male is to be tried on Sept. 9 for first-degree terroristic threatening. The Jonesboro Sun reports the teenager was a senior when he was arrested on Feb. 22 after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" the campus.

The defendant is being held at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, where he is awaiting a mental evaluation that was ordered in March.

An affidavit says the student spoke about taking a gun to school and killing people. A student reported the threat to school officials.

A Poinsett County sheriff's deputy says the student drew a diagram of the school for investigators and explained how he planned an attack.