By Jeff Gunter, First Edition Anchor/Reporter - email
Lima Ohio -
A teen accused of calling in a bomb threat to Lima Senior High School was in court Tuesday to accept a plea deal.
Paul Miner Jr. pleaded guilty to inducing panic, a second degree felony. As part of the deal a second charge of vandalism for removing a tracking device was dropped.
The prosecution says Miner called in a bomb threat in March of this year. He admitted to placing the phone call when he was arrested. Miner Jr. will appear again on September sixth for sentencing. The offense is punishable by 2 to 8 years in prison and a fifteen thousand dollar fine. Because of the serious nature of the crime, the state says it will recommend prison time and restitution be ordered.