2018-03-07 / Front Page

Covarrubias Released On Own Recognizance

Angel Covarrubias Angel Covarrubias Angel Covarrubias, the 18-year-old charged with inducing panic after allegedly threatening to commit a school shooting at Archbold High School, has been released from jail.

Ar chbol d police arrested Covarrubias, an AHS junior, at his Archbold home about 11:26 pm, Thursday, Feb. 22.

He was held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on $75,000 bond, cash or surety.

During a hearing, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Fulton County Western District Court, Covarrubias was released on his own recognizance.

A condition of his release includes wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet with Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring.

He is required to stay at least 1,000 feet from any school.

He is also required to reside with his parents, and not use or possess firearms or deadly weapons.

Covarrubias is charged with inducing panic.

Because the alleged crime was directed toward a school, the charge is elevated to a second-degree felony.

If a prison sentence is imposed, a second-degree felony can be punishable by two to eight years in prison.

Western District Court only hears cases involving misdemeanor offenses.

The case against Covarrubias will eventually be transferred to Fulton County Common Pleas Court.

Another hearing will be held for Covarrubias today, Wednesday.

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