Judge orders terrorism trial in school threat case

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- A man faces trial on a charge of terrorism on accusations he threatened to shoot up Muskegon High School.

The Muskegon County prosecutor's office says 21-year-old Ryan J. Day went to the school on March 8 and caused a disturbance. It says he refused to leave and said he'd return and shoot a student he believed had been bothering his sister.

On Monday, District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes ruled there's enough evidence for the Muskegon Heights man to stand trial.

Public defender Joseph Fisher says the legal definition of terrorism doesn't fit the threats that Day's accused of making.

Published: Thu, Apr 12, 2012