JAY — A Grove man accused of making a terrorist threat in connection to a bomb hoax called to the Grove High School campus pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to seven years, a prosecutor said.
Michael Shane Long, 34, is charged in Delaware County District Court in Jay with making a terrorism hoax, a felony.
He also had two suspended sentences revoked at Thursday’s hearing, a five-year sentence for larceny and a three-year sentence on domestic assault and battery, said Nick Lelecas, assistant district attorney. All sentences will run concurrently.
Long was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and $1,351 in restitution to the city of Grove, he said.
Grove school officials said two youths were suspended because of the incident.
Long confessed to authorities that after receiving a text message from one of the youths, he called the school to tell them there was a bomb in the school, according to an affidavit signed by Grove Detective J.R. Highley.
The juvenile who planned the hoax said he got the idea off an MTV show, according to the affidavit. Long confessed to knowing the bomb threat was a "joke” when he made the telephone call, the affidavit states.