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UPDATE: Former student charged with threatening Las Vegas school

Posted: 2:07 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 20:12:19-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV/AP) — Las Vegas police say they've arrested an 18-year-old man who threatened an attack at his former high school and had an explosive device in his home.

Prosecutors on Wednesday said former student Cody Pomeroy had made threats online and to another person describing some sort of attack at Desert Oasis High School, according to the Review-Journal .

Arrest documents report that Pomeroy admitted he built a device on July 5 after he was playing around with fireworks and originally planned to attack on Aug. 19.

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Prosecutor Christopher Pandelis called the teen's writings "concerning" but Pomeroy's lawyer argued the letters were not threatening harm to anyone.

Pomeroy is charged with making a threat of terrorism and possessing an explosive device. He made an initial appearance in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday where a judge set his bail at $100,000. He's due back in court for an arraignment on Friday morning.