Missouri man pleads not guilty in school threat case
ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP)- A student accused of taking weapons and more than 100 rounds of ammunition to his northwest Missouri school has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Korth entered the plea Thursday to unlawful use of a weapon and making terrorist threats with reckless disregard.
Korth was arrested last week at Tarkio High School. Prosecutors say he was wearing body armor and military-school clothing when he was stopped. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports Knoth appeared in a brief court hearing Thursday. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 29.
Tarkio Superintendent Patrick Martin attended the hearing and praised the high school staff’s reactions during the incident.