Teen charged with making terroristic threat appears in court

MOREAU, N.Y. – Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced Thursday that the 16-year-old charged with “Making a Terroristic Threat” for allegedly threatening students at South High in the Town of Moreau with deadly harm, according to police, appeared in the Town of Moreau Court at 9 a.m.

Neither the DA nor law enforcement would elaborate as to the specific threat or threats made against the school or students.

The teen appeared briefly before Moreau Town Judge Jeff McCabe. District Attorney Murphy recommended that the defendant be ordered to submit to a full and complete psychiatric evaluation in order to determine the status of his mental health and agree to follow up treatment if recommended. In addition, Murphy asked that the defendant be barred from going to the school or school grounds and be prohibited from using any mobile or electronic devices, including phones and computers.

The defendant was ordered to do all of the above and to report to the Saratoga County Probation Department for their monitoring while the case is pending and for the Department to report to the court as to the defendant's compliance with the court's order.

The case was adjourned until October 25, 2012.

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