MONROE (WWJ/AP) – A 15-year-old boy accused of planning to kill a girl who spurned him and up to seven other students at his Monroe County high school has been ordered placed under house arrest.
Probate Judge Frank L. Arnold this week ordered the boy released from juvenile detention, where he was being held for the past four months, back into his parents’ care, The Monroe News reported.
“I want to see the community safe, but I want to see (the teenager) become a productive citizen,” the judge said in court. “I think the citizens of Monroe County would want that, too.”
The Jefferson High School student apparently wrote his plan, titled “Three Days to Kill,” after being turned down by a girl. The so-called hit list included eight names and stated the girl “must be destroyed” and “wiped off the face of the Earth.” Authorities found a Samurai sword and homemade knife in the boy’s home.
The boy, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, pleaded no-contest in February to possession of imitation harmful substances, and agreed to be on probation until age 17.
The house arrest can last until the boy’s 17th birthday. He’s not allowed to have contact with any of the victims, prohibited from Jefferson Schools property, and cannot use a cell phone or the Internet for anything other than academic or emergency reasons. He will also have to perform community service and continue therapy.
The boy’s name isn’t being published because of his age.
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