Teen accused in Hillsdale pipe bomb incident pleads not guilty

A 17-year-old boy who has been charged as an adult in San Mateo County Superior Court for allegedly bringing weapons and explosives to Hillsdale High School in San Mateo in August pleaded not guilty to felony charges Wednesday afternoon,  including attempted murder.

Alexander Robert Youshock appeared in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, handcuffed and dressed in a yellow jail sweatshirt, and remained quiet as Judge Mark Forcum set a preliminary hearing for Nov. 17.

<p>Forcum also kept his status at no bail due to the “serious nature” of the charges. He remains in custody at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall.

Police say Youshock set off two pipe bombs inside a hallway at the high school shortly after 8 a.m. Aug. 24. He had also allegedly brought a chain saw, 2-foot sword and eight more homemade pipe bombs onto campus.

He was arrested after being tackled by a teacher. No one was injured.

 

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