PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The teenager accused of phoning in last week’s fake bomb threat to Penn Hills High School appeared in court today.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, District Judge Leonard Hromyak dropped a felony charge of causing a catastrophe. Instead, the charge was replaced with a misdemeanor of false alarm.
Andre Milligaen, 18, will now face a formal arraignment next month.
According to police, he claimed to have planted six pipe bombs around the school and was planning to shoot anyone who showed up there.
Classes were canceled at the high school and police arrested six students who were involved in a fight at the nearby Fralic Center.
Judge Hromyak also reduced Milligaen’s bail on the condition that he can only leave his home between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
He is expected to be released later today.