Let’s hope your patrons are not quite as unappreciative as this particular teen at the Cortez (CO) Public Library.
Resolution in the case of a Montezuma County teenager who used e-mail to threaten a local librarian is scheduled for next month.
Keith Mandelski, chief deputy 22nd Judicial District attorney, said the case against the juvenile is scheduled for sentencing at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in district court. Citing state statute, he declined Thursday to comment on the severity of charges the 16-year-old boy faces.
District Attorney Jim Wilson said the youth was charged in the threat incident as a juvenile, not as an adult. In Colorado, court records involving juvenile cases are not available to the public.
The youth sent an e-mail from a Cortez Public Library computer to a staff member at the library on Oct. 15, 2009. The e-mail explained his plan to murder the library’s director, Joanie Howland, during the Nov. 7, 2009, Library Libations event held at the Cortez Journal.