Brandon J. Clawson, CR 300E, Syracuse, is being held at Pierceton Woods Juvenile Detention Center until his dispositional hearing set for this Wednesday morning.
Clawson was initially charged with making bomb threats in April at Milford School. While school was not cancelled, several searches were made at the building including all book bags brought by students.
Then an eighth-grader, Clawson allegedly wrote a bomb threat on a school bathroom wall on Aug. 16, which locked down the school the following day. Police officers searched the school prior to arrival of any personnel as well as searched any closed items entering the school that day. Three other threats were made in the days to follow, with a fifth-grader admitting to making copy cat threats.
Clawson allegedly admitted to making three threats around May 7. He was adjudicated on six charges determined to be a juvenile delinquent Aug. 15 in Kosciusko County Juvenile Court. The judge remanded him to the juvenile detention facility until his fate is determined in the dispositional hearing.
Clawson was adjudicated on three counts of institutional criminal mischief and three counts of disorderly conduct. Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton stated the judge’s decision may have been based on several factors: the severity of the act and the disruption to the community and two, his absolute lying to the court during his delinquency hearing.
Judge Duane Huffer stated during the hearing that the court did not take any credence to Clawson’s testimony. The teen, under oath, denied making the bomb threats and stated police forced a confession from him. However through evidence and previous statements Clawson admitted to the threats stating it was due to situations at home.