Bartlesville teen sentenced for school shooting plot

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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – A student accused of plotting to shoot his classmates will spend the next couple of years behind bars.

In September, a jury found 19-year-old Sammie Chavez guilty and recommended 30 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

On Tuesday, a judge followed those recommendations.

Last December, Chavez was arrested just hours before the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Police were alerted that he was trying to recruit other students to help him carry out a massacre at the high school.

Chavez will receive credit for the time he has spent in jail since his arrest in 2012.