Teen sentenced for threatening students

Benjamin Malachino. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - March 11, 2013)
Benjamin Malachino. (Courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department - March 11, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old student who threatened to sexually assault a classmate and kill several other students will not spend any more times behind bars.

Benjamin Malachino was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

He was also sentenced to 50 days in jail and given credit for 50 days served, which means he will not spend any more time in jail.

In March 2013, Malachino sent texts to a high school female threatening to rape her. He also threatened to “lock down” Comstock Park High School and kill several other students at the school.

Malachino pleaded guilty last month to making a false threat of terrorism.

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