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Rockford teen to plead guilty; helped others make bomb threats

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 06, 2015

ROCKFORD, Mich. – A Rockford teen who was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats to a school will plead guilty and be liable for restitution costs.

The Kent County chief assistant prosecutor Chris Becker tells us that the teen did not actually make the threats to Rockford High School and school authorities since October 2014, but provided information to others in Texas, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom to make the threats.  He has cooperated with the investigation in identifying those who did make the threats.

The teen is planning on making a guilty plea next month.  He will be liable to repaying restitution costs to law enforcement and to the school.  At a press conference announcing the arrests, the total cost of the threats cost about $131,000.