Teen gets jail time for threats to blow up Canton, Salem schools
(WJBK) - A teen who threatened to blow up Canton and Salem high schools was sentenced Friday to jail.
Brandon Sibel, 17, was sentenced to three months in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to four felonies.
The teen cried in court as he pleaded guilty, and admits to writing bomb threats on the walls at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park.
Teen accused of writing bomb threats on Canton High bathroom walls in court today
Sibel's attorney argued the teen never intended to hurt anyone, he just wanted the day off from school.
The teen has a long record of disciplinary problems at school and was already on probation for marijuana. But the judge says he decided to cut him a break after reading letters of support for the teen.
Sibel will be allowed to serve his probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. That means as long as he serves his time without incident, he will have a clean criminal record.
He had originally been charged with two counts of terrorism threat, a 20-year felony, and two counts of bomb threat, a 4-year felony.
The threats were discovered and assessed by police, and were found to be non-credible. School officials stress, though, that threats of any type will not be tolerated.
Canton and Salem High Schools are two schools on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park campus in Canton, which also includes Plymouth High School.