Teen Pleads Guilty to Calling in Bomb Threats to West Texas University, Hospital

A New Jersey teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to calling in bomb threats to several locations around the West Texas town of Alpine in September, and threatening a former state representative.Nicholas Martino, 17, is charged with four counts of interstate threats to injure persons. A district judge in Midland granted Martino's request to be prosecuted as an adult in federal court, authorities with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said. Martino admitted making two calls to the Brewster County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 8 and a hoax bomb threat to Sul Ross State University that prompted a lockdown. The calls happened the same day as a shooting at Alpine High School, where a 14-year-old girl shot and injured another girl before killing herself.  Continue reading...

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