Teen accused in threats held in custody on $100,000 bail

Published June 19, 2007

A 15-year-old boy accused of making bomb threats against Timberline High School and threatening to kill its principal remained in Thurston County Juvenile Detention after a Superior Court commissioner set his bail at $100,000 Monday.

Josh Glazebrook’s parents had hoped that he would be released on his own recognizance or put on electronic home monitoring, said his attorney, John Sinclair. His parents have not posted the bail, Sinclair said.

“I don’t think he realized the ramifications of what he was doing,” Josh Glazebrook’s mother, Dawn Goss, told Thurston County Superior Court Commissioner Indu Thomas. “He certainly had no intention of carrying them out.”

Glazebrook’s parents were identified by an acquaintance and records as Rick and Dawn Goss. Neither they nor Sinclair would confirm their names.

Thomas, who presided at the “safe to release” hearing, agreed with an evaluator’s report and Thurston County Prosecutor Jodilyn Erikson-Muldrew, who argued that bail for Glazebrook should be set high, and that he should be restricted from using computers and other electronics, accessing the Internet and contacting anyone from Timberline High School.

“There are 10 felony counts here,” Thomas told Glazebrook. “At this point, until you can convince me otherwise, you do pose a threat. A high bail is appropriate.”

According to court documents, Glazebrook is charged with sending seven threats to bomb Timberline High School, making one threat to kill principal Dave Lehnis, and stealing two people’s identities when the threats were sent to the school. All of the charges are felonies, and the maximum sentence if Glazebrook were convicted of the charges is 90 days, though a judge or commissioner has the option of holding any juvenile in custody until age 21 if aggravating circumstances are present.

Glazebrook has entered a plea of not guilty on all charges.

Timberline received threats via e-mail almost daily from June 3 until June 13. It was evacuated at least half a dozen times after the threats began.

Glazebrook was arrested at 2 a.m. Thursday at his home in connection with the threats, Lacey police reported. There was no evidence of bombs at the home, and the arrest was without incident, police said.

At juvenile court Monday, Glazebrook’s parents appeared in support of their son and spoke to Thomas in favor of their son’s release. Before the hearing, Glazebrook, dressed in a blue jumpsuit, turned to his parents with a half-smile and waved.

“This is a good kid,” Sinclair said. “It’s something unexpected from him. It’s an aberration.”

Sinclair told Thomas that Glazebrook had no criminal history, would not have carried out any of the threats, and has parents who would watch him.

Sinclair said the teenager’s father works from home and could make sure that he is not allowed on the computer, the Internet nor any other electronic devices.

But Erikson-Muldrew said an evaluator’s report showed that Glazebrook poses a threat to society.

“He is manipulative, and he does not see the gravity of his situation,” Erikson-Muldrew said, as she read from the evaluation report.

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