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David Reyna Pleaded Guilty to Bomb Threats

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The man accused of making bomb threats at three area private schools is taking responsibility for what he did, and it could cost him 20 years of his life.

Former River Oaks teacher David Reyna walked out of the Ouachita Parish Courthouse Monday.

He will remain free on $200,000 bond until he is sentenced.

Now the case focuses on what that sentence will be.

Reyna's attorney, Ronnie Cook, says "we'll gather information concerning Mr. Reyna his criminal record and such, and the judge will ultimately render a sentence."

Reyna did not accept a plea agreement, he could still face the maximum 20 year sentence.

He pleaded guilty to one count of communicating false information of a bomb threat on a school.

Assistant District Attorney, Geary Aycock, says "he mentioned all three schools, but it was only 1 act so under the statue it would only be one offense."

Aycock says his passport is still surrendered to the court, and he's not allowed to leave the state.

Aycock says, "he is married to a us citizen he is still a citizen of Mexico, and so we wanted to be ensured that if he did make bail that he would not be able to leave the country."

Cook says he doesn't believe Reyna is a threat.

He says, "if you were to visit with David you would find him very pleasant not a difficult person to be around I do not believe he is a threat from a standpoint of any harm coming to the community."

Reyna has no previous criminal history, and is receiving counseling.

Aycock says, "he is receiving some evaluations some treatments but that's something we will provide to the court at the appropriate time."

Reyna must stay in Louisiana until his sentencing, which is set February 28th.

Reyna could face up to 20 years with or without hard labor.

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