A former Bellevue West High School student charged with making terroristic threats and possessing an explosive device has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree assault as part of a plea agreement. 

Nicholas J. Scott, 19, entered the guilty plea May 20 in Sarpy County District Court. The misdemeanor charges each carry a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

In February 2018, Nicholas was arrested after allegedly telling other students that he was going to shoot anyone who would leave the school during a student walkout for a stand against gun violence.

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Prosecutors later added the charge of being in possession of an explosive device after Bellevue police said they found materials commonly used in making explosive devices in Scott’s bedroom.

Scott had faced up to three years in prison on each felony count if he had been convicted of making terroristic threats and having an explosive device.  

Kevin Cole covers Omaha crime and public safety news. Follow him on Twitter @KevinColeOmaha. Phone: 402-444-1272.

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