Bail set at $100,000 for Bellevue teen accused of threatening students

Nicholas Scott

BELLEVUE — A Bellevue West High School student accused of threatening other students has been charged with making terroristic threats and possessing an explosive device.

Nicholas J. Scott, 18, was set to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.

Monday, Sarpy County Judge PaTricia Freeman ordered Scott to be held on $100,000 bail on the threat charge. He is accused of telling other students that he was going to shoot anyone who would leave the school during a student walkout for a stand against gun violence.

The Sarpy County Attorney's Office added the possession charge Monday afternoon.

After his arrest Thursday, Bellevue police said they found materials commonly used in making explosive devices in the teen's bedroom.

Defense attorney David Reed said Monday that Scott is "a good kid" and said he looks forward to having all the evidence heard.

"Nicholas Scott has never threatened or harmed anyone," Reed said. "Nor would he ever even insinuate the allegations (prosecutors) have put forth."

Scott faces up to three years in prison on each count if convicted of making terroristic threats and having an explosive device. To be released from jail, Scott must post 10 percent of his current bail amount, or $10,000. A judge could adjust his bail at Tuesday's court hearing.

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