Dayton High School Student Who Made a Bomb Threat Goes to Jail

A Dayton High School student who wrote a threatening note to bomb the school is sentenced to 15-36 weeks in a state juvenile institution.

17-year-old Daniel Powell pleaded guilty earlier this week to fourth-degree assault, witness intimidation and making a threat to bomb property.

The Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office arrested Powell on an assualt charge in December, when he assaulted another student for spreading rumors about Powell's involvement in the bomb threat, and then linked him to a threatening note left on a back door of Dayton High School last month.

Classes at all Dayton schools were delayed 2 hours the morning of November 25th after a school employee found the note.    

Powell will be on probation for 24 months after his release from jail.

He is also ordered to pay $450 in fines in addition to restitution to the school district and fire department.

A hearing for the restitution amount will be held of March 20th.

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