Sammie Chavez: Convicted Bartlesville school shooting plotter sentenced to 30 months, $5,000 fine

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A teenager convicted of plotting a school shooting in Bartlesville was sentenced to less than three years behind bars Tuesday when the judge handed down his sentence.

A jury recommended Sammie Chavez, now 19, spend 30 months in the Department of Corrections and the judge ultimately agreed.

Chavez was arrested in December 2012 and found guilty in September of planning or threatening a violent act.

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Prosecutors said Chavez planned to lure Bartlesville High School students into the auditorium, chain the doors and open fire.  They also said Chavez planned to leave bombs at the school's entrances for responding officers.

A search of the teen's home after his arrest yielded more than 13,000 hits on his computer for "bomb" and a number of hits on the Columbine shooting, said prosecutors.

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Chavez will receive credit for time served and have to spend a year upon his release under supervised probation.

Chavez also must pay a $5,000 fine.

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