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Fountain Valley School bomb scare suspect pleads guilty

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Bryan Bolding plead guilty for a hoax bomb threat at Fountain Valley School. Bryan Bolding plead guilty for a hoax bomb threat at Fountain Valley School.

A former employee of Fountain Valley School is scheduled to be sentenced in December on a charge of felony menacing for leaving a "military grade smoke bomb" in the cafeteria in May.

Bryan Bolding and his 16-year-old son were arrested on May 16th, 2017 shortly after more than 300 people had to be evacuated due to the suspicious device.

Investigators say the elder Bolding told them it was just a "prank." However, his son stated they were going to detonate the device to cause "terror and panic."

However, another employee noticed the device being placed inside the salad bar and notified someone. A facilities worker checked out the device, pulled out the battery, and took it to the front office. Administrators called the police.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the father and son tested out a similar object the day before in a parking lot. The son reportedly admitted his father had taught him how to make the smoke device just a couple weeks before the cafeteria incident.

A check of Bolding's residence on campus revealed 8 more devices and a remote detonator. Police have not commented on whether it is related or possible motive that Bolding was informed earlier in the year that his contract with the school was not going to be renewed for 2017-2018.

According to the arrest affidavit, the father and son originally intended to target graduation ceremonies due to the large number of participants.

He was initially charged with:

Possession and Use of a Hoax Incendiary Device
Terrorist Training Activities
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Conspiracy
Attempting to Influence a Public Servant
Reckless Endangerment
Child Abuse Without Injury
Felony Menacing (multiple counts)

CLICK HERE to read the full affidavit.

The 4th Judicial DA's office announced Thursday that all charges except felony menacing were dismissed as Bolding plead guilty.

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