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Not Guilty Plea in Bomb Threat Case

Steven S. Taggart, pleaded not guilty in court on Saturday to felony charges after making threats on twitter to blow up the Kings Park High School gym.

via the social media network Twitter on Friday, pleaded not guilty in Central Islip District Court on Saturday.

School district officials, as a precaution, closed the gym to student spectators for the Friday evening game.

According to a report on Newsday, Taggart admitted posting on Twitter that he was preparing to blow up "The Kingdome", a nickname for the Kings Park gym.

Through his lawyer, Taggart entered a plea of not guilty to the felony charge of falsely reporting an incident on school grounds. Taggart is being charged as an adult.

Taggart's attorney, James Polk, of Garden City said he believed the incident "was fairly overblown."

According to court records, Taggart is due back in court on Feb. 15.

To read the entire report on Newsday, click here.

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John J. Gallagher January 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM
wHICH REMINDS ME...WERE THE CHILDREN EVER CAUGHT FOR STEALING THE OVERSIZED AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE FRONT OF KPHS? ( happened a few months back....and they were caught on school's surveillance camera.) Just curious.....
Bill Motherway January 30, 2013 at 02:08 PM
I doubt that "children" stole the flag. If the culprits are ever caught, we will probably find that they are, in fact, adults.

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