Feds: Vermont Teen Accused of Death Threats ‘Kicked Out’ of Required Mental Health Program

Prosecutors say a Vermont high school student charged with sending death threats to fellow students, teachers and staff has been "kicked out" of a required mental health program.

A federal judge in Burlington scheduled a hearing on Friday for 19-year-old Josiah Leach, who pleaded guilty last month to transmitting threats as part of a plea deal. A judge allowed Leach to remain free on conditions pending his sentencing in February.

The Burlington Free Press reports prosecutors say Leach has violated those conditions and have asked a judge to determine whether he should be jailed.

Leach originally pleaded not guilty to emailing a "murder list" in April targeting 16 students and staff at South Burlington High School. That led to three lockdowns and the cancellation of classes.

Leach's attorney hasn't responded to the motion.

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