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Walnut teen pleads not guilty to threatening to ‘shoot up’ school

Colten Fritz
Colten Fritz

PRINCETON – The Bureau Valley High School student charged with threatening to “shoot up” his school pleaded not guilty Monday and requested a jury trial.

Colten Fritz, 18, of Walnut, was taken into custody May 20 and charged the next day with felony disorderly conduct after Bureau Valley High School Principal Jason Spang reported the threat to police. The threat came the same weekend as the high school’s graduation ceremony, and just a few days after the shooting at Dixon High School’s graduation rehearsal.

Deputies searched Fritz’s home and found no guns.

Fritz was placed on supervised release with an ankle bracelet after 10 percent of his $10,000 bond was posted. A status hearing was set for July 11 to review his bond conditions.

A final pre-trial date was set for 1 p.m. Sept. 12, and a jury trial for 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

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