Student Acquitted In School Threats Case
Jake Judd | Jun 6, 2018 AT 12:37 pm
(KNSI) – A student who said he was joking when he placed pictures of the Columbine High School massacre in student’s lockers has been found not guilty of felony charges.
18-year-old Deshaun Randy Haag, who was 17 at the time, was charged with making terroristic threats for helping place the pictures in more than 20 lockers at Eden Valley-Watkins High School on November 22nd.
Following a trial by judge, he was acquitted in Meeker County District Court.
Five students testified that they didn’t feel threatened by the pictures and thought they were a joke.
Haag said he selected some of the pictures because the person in it was making a funny face. Other pictures showed the Columbine shooters holding shotguns, in plain clothes and dead.
Three students testified that they showed the pictures to school administrators because they were concerned and feared what might happen next.
School administrators took the pictures as a threat including high school Principal Bruce Kiehn who worked in the Rocori School District during the school shooting in September of 2003.
17-year-old Marcellus James Jensen, of Watkins, is facing two counts of making terroristic threats in connection with placing the pictures.
He is scheduled to go to trial on June 26th and 27th.
KNSI news reached out to the district to see if the students faced any discipline.
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