(Lancaster, CA) – A trial date is expected to be set Tuesday at the Antelope Valley Courthouse in Lancaster for the teenage student charged with making a threat against Quartz Hill High School. Miguel Pena faced a total of four felony counts in connection with last February’s incident. However — three of them were later dismissed. Prosecutors say Pena made a verbal threat of violence to take place on campus. A Lancaster Sheriff’s Station official said “deputies determined there was no credible threat to the school,” its students or its faculty. Sheriff’s deputies later discovered the defendant was taken to a hospital on an unrelated incident.
Pena was arrested February 28th just before he was released from the hospital. He’s being held on 200-thousand-dollars bail.