SD Student Accused Of Threats Gets Probation
by Associated Press
September 09, 2011 8:59 AM
A South Dakota high school student who pleaded guilty to making threats on Facebook will not spend any more time in jail if she stays out of trouble during a two-year period of probation and takes part in counseling.
Melissa Kruger was given a 100-day jail sentence with credit for the 24 days she had served behind bars and the other 76 days suspended. Kruger was accused of using an alias early this year to post threats on a Facebook page, talking about bringing a shotgun to school. Court documents say she later told an investigator she was depressed and bored.
Kruger pleaded guilty in June to simple assault and making online threats. Prosecutors dropped a count of making terroristic threats.