Columbus, Kan. — A 16-year-old charged in an alleged shooting plot at Riverton High School has agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
Eddie Battitori, attorney for student Caleb Byrd, told The Joplin Globe on Friday that Byrd has agreed to the offer of the reduced charge from prosecutor Michael Goodrich.
Under the agreement, Byrd would be placed on probation and serve 100 hours of community service. He also would be enrolled in a program that would allow him to re-enter Riverton High School in the fall.
In addition to Byrd, Andrew Jaeger, 15; Coy New, 18; James Tillman, 16; and Robby Hunt, 17, were implicated in the alleged plot at Riverton High School that authorities claimed was set to take place April 20.