court houseBy JD LONG

CADIZ – The 16 year-old juvenile suspected of making a bomb threat on Monday, Feb. 9 at the Harrison Career Center where he attends, appeared Thursday morning for a pre-trial hearing.

The youth is facing six felony counts in which four include inducing panic.

The juvenile first appeared on Feb. 10 for his initial court appearance as noted by Public Defender C. Adrian Pincola. He then requested a risk assessment and an evaluation for his client and stated, “…the youth is not prepared to enter any type of admission or denial.”

Pincola also added that his client understood that incarceration would continue at the Sargus Juvenile Detention Center in St. Clairsville.

Harrison County Assistant Prosecutor Jack Felgenhauer did not object to the assessment for the juvenile and that it was the state’s position to continue incarceration.

The suspect is due to appear back in court in approximately two weeks.

Monday, Feb. 9, the suspect was seen on surveillance video apparently dropping a letter off at the school, which contained the threat. The specifics contained in the letter have not been released at this time.