Three Charged in MHS Bomb Threat Case Plead Not Guilty

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The three individuals charged with making bomb threats at Marshfield High School have pleaded not guilty.

Gage Plechaty, 18, Bradley Hendrickson, 18, and Jared Roggenbauer, 17, attended a preliminary hearing and arraignment in Wood County Court on Friday.

[Related: Arrests Made in Marshfield High School Bomb Threat Case]

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Robbenbauer informed the school resource officer of a threat written in a Marshfield High School restroom, according to court records.

The threat stated a bomb would go off at 1 p.m. that day, which led the school district to dismiss high school students at 11:30 that morning as a precaution, although the threat was not considered credible. A subsequent police sweep of the building uncovered no threats.

The school resource officer reviewed video footage of people going in and out of the restroom and observed the three students enter and leave, court records stated. Roggenbauer admitted on Dec. 18 to writing the threat to get out of school with the encouragement of Plechaty and Hendrickson, and said he had reported the threat himself so he would not be considered a suspect.

All three suspects face felony charges of making terrorist threats with Plechaty and Hendrickson as party to the crime. They posted $1,000 bond.

A final pre-trial is scheduled for May 1.

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