Judge finds probable cause in Lima Senior bomb threat case
A judge ruled there is enough evidence to back up the charges against the 17 year old accused of making a bomb threat at Lima Senior on Election Day.
Judge Glenn Derryberry said this in reference to the charges of inducing panic and vandalism against Paul Minor Jr. The inducing panic charge stems from calling in the bomb threat on election day, which cleared Lima Senior school and moved a polling location from the school to a nearby church. The vandalism charge is related to minor cutting off an ankle monitoring device he was wearing after leaving the Ohio Youth Commission in January. A third charge of escape was dropped.
Lawyers for Minor have said his client has admitted to calling in the bomb threat on March 6th. They argue that was taking medication for bi-polar, attention deficit and hyper activity disorders while he was at the Youth Commission, but the medication ran out a month after returning to Allen County.
Officials say Minor admits that he was trying to show off to other students, but did not know it was an election day. Another hearing is scheduled for May 23rd.