PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) _ Two girls accused of threatening to take guns to a high school, kill as many people as possible and then commit suicide have been released from custody after making plea deals.
The girls, ages 15 and 16, pleaded guilty Friday in juvenile court to a charge of disseminating information over the computer related to a terrorist act.
The 16-year-old girl was a student at McIntosh High School. Her attorney -- Steve Harris -- says she agreed to withdraw from the Peachtree City school with the promise of also staying off school property and will undergo psychiatric counseling.
The girl, who had been held at a regional youth detention center, was allowed to go home under house arrest and has agreed to community service.
The 15-year-old, who is home schooled, was sentenced to 12 days to youth detention with timed served and was released under house arrest for 30 days. She is subject to random drug tests.
The two girls were arrested on October 29th after the grandmother of another student alerted authorities of the girls' plans posted on a MySpace.com to shoot up the high school before committing suicide.
The U.S. Department of Education named McIntosh High School, which has a student body of about 1,600, as a 2007 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for student achievement. Students typically arrive by golf cart at the school in the city south of Atlanta which has more than 100 miles of golf cart paths.