A Dayton High School Student Pleads Not-Guilty to Charges Regarding a Threatening Note

<p>Daniel Powell</p>

Daniel Powell

A 17-year-old Dayton teen pleads not-guilty to charges accusing him of leaving a threatening note on the back door of Dayton High School last month.

Daniel Powell is a student at Dayton High School who was arrested last week for assualting another student, landing him behind bars.  

Columbia County Prosector Rea Culwell tells me it was during an interview with law enforment that Powell admitted to leaving a note on the backdoor of his high school that threatened the school as well as the safety of students.

Culwell was arraigned on Friday, pleading not guilty to all three charges against him that include threats to bomb or injure property, assualt in the second degree and intimidating a witness.

The prosecutor says while powell was incustody for assualt, law enforment asked him if he was involved with the threatening note and the burning a swastika into the ground in front of Dayton Elemntary School.

Culwell says Powell admitted writing the note and taping it to the back door of the high school but he said he had nothing to do with the swastika burning.

Classes at all Dayton schools were delayed 2 hours the morning of November 25th after a school employee found the note.

Powell is still in custody at the Juvenile Justice Center in Walla Walla and is expected back in court on December 19th for his omnibus hearing.