Judge releases 12-year-old accused in New Prague prank call


The boy who police say made a fake call to 911 last week claiming there had been a middle school shooting in New Prague has been allowed to go home for now, KSTP reports.

The middle school student had been held in a juvenile detention facility since last week, but a judge on Monday allowed the 12-year-old to be released to his parents on the condition that he have round-the-clock adult supervision, KSTP reports.

The false alarm March 20 threw a huge scare into the town of 7,300 about 45 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Police, emergency responders and media swarmed the school, and officials canceled classes for the remainder of the day at district schools.

The boy has been charged with felony terroristic threats. His next hearing is set for April 22.

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