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Windham Teen Accused of School Threats Appears in Court

WINDHAM, Maine - A 16-year-old boy who allegedly sent threatening emails to Windham and Raymond schools in December denied felony terrorizing charges in juvenile court today.

Justin Woodbury's hearing was brief. Standing next to defense attorney Ned Chester, Woodbury denied the two class C felony terrorizing charges against him and agreed to remain in detention at Long Creek Youth Development Center.

He'll return to court Feb. 12 for further discussion on how the case will proceed.

Outside the court room, Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney Christine Thibeault explained that the goal in juvenile cases is to address both the offense and the offender, and to determine what services they need.

Woodbury allegedly sent two threatening emails to the Windham Middle School principal and RSU 14 superintendent last month. The details of the emails have not been divulged, though police have said that one referenced a weapon.

The emails prompted the RSU 14 superintendent to close all district schools for three days.