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$200K bond set for bomb threat suspect

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MONROE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - 30-year-old David Reyna, the man accused of calling  in a bomb threat last week that evacuated three Monroe private schools, appeared in court on Thursday for a bond hearing.

Judge Stephens Winters set Reyna's bond at $200,000 and Reyna is no longer allowed to contact or set foot on any public or private school in the state.

In the trial, it was revealed that Reyna was not a U.S. citizen but a legal resident.

If Reyna posts bond, he won't be released until he surrenders his legal resident card, his passport and any documentation allowing him to enter or exit the state.

Reyna's attorney, Ronnie Cook, deferred a motion to reduce the bond and agreed to the terms as long as the bond amount could be altered at a later date.

Members of Reyna's family were present at the hearing but declined to comment when we approached them.

Reyna is charged with one count of Communicating of False Information of a Planned Bombing on School Property.

The District Attorney's office claimed Reyna's case was a crime of violence, while Cook argued it was a case of lying and no physical violence occurred.

Ultimately, Judge Winters ruled it was not a crime of violence and set the bond.

The bond hearing lasted a little more than one hour.

The question of whether or not it was a crime of violence could be revisited on Friday but for now Reyna's formal arraignment has been set for October 8th at 9 a.m in courtroom #7.

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