Student gets 140 days for threatening to bomb O.C. school
Christopher Michael Casey, 18, of Huntington Beach, was sentenced Thursday to 140 days in jail and six years of probation. He was also ordered to stay at least 200 yards away from the school.
He was originally charged with a felony, but Judge John Ngo Nguyen reduced the charge to a misdemeanor, Deputy Dist. Atty. Andrew Katz said.
According to Katz, Nguyen felt sorry for Casey after a defense attorney said that Casey was about to turn 18 at the time and that charging him with a felony would follow him for the rest of his life.
Casey left a note on his teacher's desk about noon Dec. 14, stating that a bomb was hidden somewhere in the school and was set to detonate at an unspecified time.
A school secretary found the note about 12:55 p.m. and told the principal. Huntington Beach police arrested Casey the same day.
Police did not find any explosives on the campus.
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— Anthony Clark Carpio, Times Community News