Flushing Teen Could Face Six Months for ‘After School’ App Threat
A Flushing High School student was arraigned today in Genesee County District Court, and could face six months in jail for making a threat on the controversial app known as 'After School'. Neil Bindschatel pleaded not guilty to the charge of malicious use of a telecommunications device. The charge also carries a $1,000 fine.
Bindschatel's threat to bring a gun to school on December 2nd led to increased police and security presence at the school, according to M-Live. Flushing Township Police, with help from the FBI, were able to track Bindschatel as the individual responsible for the threat. According to a letter sent to parents by Flushing Superintendent Tim Stein, the 18-year old was removed from school immediately, and could face a disciplinary hearing at the district level, in addition to the criminal charges that have been brought against him.
A pretrial hearing for the teen has been set for January 15, 2015.