Massachusetts college student avoids jail time after pleading guilty to making bomb threat



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PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts — A former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student has been spared jail time after pleading guilty to calling in a bomb threat to campus last year because he wanted skip class and sleep in before work.

Jarret Ferriter, of North Adams, pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from the threat last October that forced evacuations and sent at least one person to the hospital after suffering an anxiety attack.

The 21-year-old Ferriter received two years' probation, was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service, and to reimburse the college more than $15,000.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Gv0VvC ) reports that Ferriter's lawyer said his client was off his medications for ADHD and depression when he called 911 to say there were two bombs on campus set to detonate at 10:30 that morning.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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