Lawyer: Teens didn't plan violence at 2 Michigan schools

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By: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer says teenage boys charged with conspiring to shoot people at two Michigan schools never intended to follow through with any possible threats.

Police in Genesee County’s Argentine Township’s say the alleged plot was uncovered in the Linden school district, 20 miles south of Flint, and included specific targets at Linden’s high and middle schools.

The three teens were arrested Oct. 29 and never reached school property. They’re charged with conspiring to commit first-degree murder. A hearing Thursday was rescheduled for next week.

The oldest, 18-year-old Ryan Stevens, is a former Linden student. His lawyer Ken Karasick tells The Flint Journal the case appears to be “texting … and using social media without thinking of the consequences.”

The other suspects are 15 and live outside the district.