Student to claim incompetence in school threat case in Lebanon

A 14-year-old boy charged with making a bomb threat on May 7 at Lebanon Junior High School is expected to claim incompetence in connection with the case.

On Wednesday, Judge Joe Kirby held hearings in the cases of the boy and a 14-year-old girl charged with prompting the evacuation of Lebanon Junior High on May 6, the day before the boy is accused of making a threat that did not prompt evacuation of the school.

Kirby also ended electronic monitoring of the two students’ house arrests, pending decisions in their cases.

The cases stem from a series of school threats last month against schools in Lebanon, Springboro and Waynesville.

The boy is to next appear on July 20 for a competency hearing, the girl for another pretrial on July 11.

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