Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 12:02 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 9:45 AM
By: Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer
LEBANON — Three Warren County schoolchildren are to return to court on Friday or Monday to determine whether they should remain in detention, after taking polygraph tests.
The students ranging in age from 12 to 15 years old are among seven charged in connection with alleged school threats made in the days following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.
Hearings scheduled for a 12-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl on Wednesday in Warren County Juvenile Court to determine whether they should remain in detention were delayed so they could undergo polygraph tests.
Judge Joe Kirby is urging juveniles charged in connection with alleged school threats made in the days following the shootings at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School to take and pass polygraphs before he will release them, while their charges are pending.
The dates and times of their hearings were unavailable this morning.
On Tuesday, two other students in school threat cases were released to their parents after passing polygraphs.
According to court records, a 12-year-0ld South Lebanon boy allegedly “wrote a threatening letter, threatening another student in the school and threatening that he wanted to shoot up the school” on Feb. 23 - nine days after the latest deadly school shooting.
The 15-year-old Lebanon girl allegedly “threatened to kill and to stab a teacher at the high school on two occasions” on Feb. 20, according to court records.
Also a 14-year-old boy is accused on Feb. 18 of sending a Snapchat of him holding a realistic toy gun to a friend’s head that left other students worried he would bring a gun to school in the days following the fatal shooting of 17 people at the school outside Miami.