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    Suspect in Vermont School Plot Could Be Released
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    Vermont's top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state's gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.

    Jack Sawyer is due in court Tuesday.

    The 18-year-old Sawyer has been held without bail since being arrested in February on charges that include attempted aggravated murder.

    Last week, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled Sawyer's actions in planning a shooting at the Fair Haven Union High School didn't meet the legal definition of an attempt, so it sent the case back to the lower court for a bail hearing.

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    Defender General Matthew Valerio, who oversees public defenders, says bail is designed to ensure a suspect appears in court, and Sawyer should be released.

    The prosecutor's office would not comment on what might take place at the hearing.

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