Student who made death threat still faces charges

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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:00 am

The 18-year-old high-school student who allegedly threatened to kill Bellevue East High School’s dean of students is moving through the Sarpy County court system.

Brandon Kloberdance is accused of making a threat a day after the high school was evacuated when another student brought a pellet gun to school. He has been released on bond, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges on March 25.

Kloberdance is scheduled to appear in Sarpy County District Court on Aug. 16. He faces charges of terroristic threats, a felony, and disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.

Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said Kloberdance mentioned Daejawntae “D.J.” Goings, 17, who brought a pellet gun Feb. 6 to the school, but authorities don’t believe Kloberdance was involved with the incident.

That incident caused the school to be locked down after police arrested a student who was later discovered to have brought an airsoft gun, a replica weapon that shoots plastic pellets.

Charges against Goings were eventually dismissed by Sarpy County authorities following a preliminary hearing in Sarpy County Court.

Goings had been arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats and disturbing the peace, and he was charged with tampering with physical evidence and terroristic threats, both felonies.

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