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Darby teen says he's not guilty of making threats towards school

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HAMILTON - A Darby High School student charged with making threats against the school says he's not guilty.

Maclean Kayser, 18, pleaded not guilty to felony intimidation and assault with a weapon during his arraignment Wednesday morning in Ravalli County District Court.

During the hearing, Ravalli District Judge Jeffrey Langton reduced Kayser's bail from $50,000 to $10,000.

His family posted the bail immediately after Wednesday's court hearing and Kayser is now under house arrest with GPS monitoring.

Kayser is not permitted at Darby School and cannot be closer than 1,500 feet from the school. He's also not permitted to use the internet, except for online education classes.

Judge Langton also ordered a psychiatric evaluation be done on the teen.

Kayser is accused of making threats on Snapchat that he would shoot up the school. Kayser told investigating authorities that he had been joking and his actions were meant as a joke.

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