UPDATE: Man accused of threatening students held on $100K bond

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UPDATE: Scott appeared in court on Monday, February 26 where he plead not guilty. His bond was set at $100,000.

Bellevue Police investigated a report of a threat of violence at Bellevue West High School.

Police say Nicholas Scott, 18, threatened to shoot students who participated in a student walk-out in protest of gun violence in schools.

Scott was removed from the school by a parent before law enforcement was able to make contact with him and determine the validity of the information.

As the investigation continued, Scott was later contacted and agreed to meet with Officers on Thursday.

During that meeting, Scott was arrested for the felony criminal offense of making terroristic threats. Scott was transported and booked into the Sarpy County Jail.

As Bellevue Officers continued to investigate this incident, consent was provided to perform a search of Scott’s bedroom inside his home.

During that search, Officers located various unassembled materials that are commonly known to be used in the manufacturing of explosive devices. The unassembled materials were seized as evidence by the Bellevue Police.

Scott is now facing the additional criminal charge of Possession of Destructive Device. Scott remains in the custody of the Sarpy County Jail.

The Police Department would like to publicly thank those who came forward with the information regarding this case.

The safety guideline of “Hear Something, Say Something” played an extremely important role in quickly bringing this incident to a safe resolution.

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