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Mexico Teen Pleads Guilty to Threatening Bus Full of Students

Posted: Jun 16, 2014 3:32 PM by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jun 16, 2014 4:09 PM

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MEXICO - An 18-year-old teen pleaded guilty Monday to making terroristic threats. Michael Markwell threatened to murder students on board a school bus in September 2013.

A judge sentenced Markwell to two years unsupervised probation, 200 hours of community service and 48 hours in jail. Markwell must also write an apology letter to his school, the bus driver and complete a behavior management screening.

Mexico Public Safety officers arrested Markwell after the teen walked onto his school bus with a mask on and whispered, "I'm going to murder everyone here," to his bus driver. After the incident, the high school notified Mexico Public Safety who then moved forward with an arrest.

Markwell must serve six months or 180 days in jail if he violates his probation.

[This story has been corrected to reflect the correct length of Markwell's sentence.]

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