A teenage bomb threat suspect has turned down a plea deal and will instead take his chances with a trial.
Paul Miner Jr. was back in court Wednesday for a pretrial before Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Warren. The 17 year old is charged with inducing panic and vandalism for a March 6th bomb threat at Lima Senior High School. The Prosecution had offered to drop the more serious vandalism charge and try Miner Jr. on the other count. The deal fell apart after Miner's attorney Michael Dugan wanted the remaining charge reduced to attempted inducing panic. Miner Jr. has already entered not guilty pleas to both counts. His trial is scheduled to start August 20th.