Judge dis­misses charges against for­mer stu­dent who made threats

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Milwaukee Wisconsin -

WAUKESHA - A for­mer Muk­won­ago High School stu­dent who al­legedly threat­ened to shoot pop­u­lar kids got his felony charge of mak­ing ter­ror­ist threats dis­missed Fri­day, but the state is ex­pected to re­file charges in the near fu­ture.

Waukesha County Cir­cuit Judge Ralph M. Ramirez ruled the state’s crim­i­nal com­plaint against Jared Roberts, 18, was “de­fec­tive” in re­gard to the one count of ter­ror­ist threats while also lack­ing prob­a­ble cause for the mis­de­meanor dis­or­derly con­duct charge that also was lev­eled against him.

As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Kristina Gor­don said in court that the state could po­ten­tially re­file charges.

Roberts, of North Prairie, was charged last spring af­ter sev­eral of his peers told po­lice he claimed to be plan­ning a shoot­ing at Muk­won­ago High on the 19th an­niver­sary of the Columbine High School mas­sacre.

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