Psych Exam Set for Madera Boy Accused of Virginia Tech Threats

A judge is ordering a psychiatric evaluation for a Madera High School sophomore who goes by the nickname Virginia Tech 2 in reference to the fatal shootings at the East Coast university last April.

The 16-year-old is being held in Madera County juvenile hall after police found 15 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home this week.

A defense attorney says the rifles belong to the boy's father and were locked in a safe.

The teen faces three felony counts of making terrorist threats and one of possessing ammunition. He's being charged as a juvenile so his name isn't public.

The judge's order for an exam comes after the boy allegedly said during a classroom discussion that he could come to school and shoot students.

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