Bomb threat nets time served in jail for high school senior
The 19-year-old student who pleaded guilty to making a false bomb report at Ramona High School has been sentenced to eight days he has already spent in jail, with no further time in custody.
Korey Robert Flad was placed on three years probation and fined $1,214 by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh. Flad is still barred from attending the high school and cannot appear within 100 yards of the campus as part of a court order.
Flad had been charged with making a criminal threat, but that was dropped Feb. 8 after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of making a false bomb report. That charge is also a felony.
The prosecutor did not ask for any more time in jail. Flad could have received a maximum three year prison term.
His attorney, Eric Chase, told the judge Flad has made arrangements to graduate with another high school elsewhere. Flad was a senior when he was arrested on Oct. 25, 2009.
Several students testified in a Nov. 10 preliminary hearing that Flad had told them he had plans to blow up the high school and specified three areas. Flad reportedly said he had access to C-4 explosives or grenades. His home was searched by sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 23 and no explosives were found.
Deputies said it didn’t appear that Flad had any type of access to explosives. His computer was seized to see if he had written anything about explosives.
Chase said earlier that Flad had no prior record. After his arraignment, Chase told a reporter that this was “an unfortunate situation where some people were picking on him in school and he made some unfortunate comments.”
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