| by Dave
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd was spotted heading into a special executive
session meeting of the Platte County R-3 School
Board Monday night.
Zahnd met with the board for the first 1 hour,
10 minutes of the meeting. Zahnd said he was updating
the board and administrators about his felony
cases against R-3 high school students Trevor
Fattig and Sean Amos.
Zahnd charged both 17-year-olds with the felony
of making terrorist threats after they allegedly
made repeated vocal communications that they had
a plan to shoot an administrator, faculty and
students as well as detonate explosives in the
Zahnd devoted much of his discussion to victims'
The victims of this crime are
the students, patrons and parents of this school
district, Zahnd told The Landmark immediately
after the meeting. I view the board of education
as the official representatives of the victims
of the crime that occurred. I am treating them
like any other crime victim.
That treatment includes regular updates about
the status of the prosecution and information
about resources available to the crime victims,
Contacted after the meeting, Dr. Mark Harpst,
R-3 superintendent, and school board members had
no comment about the executive session.
As exclusively reported in The Landmark
last week, Fattig posted his cash-only bond of
$15,000 last Wednesday and was placed under electronic
shackling (house arrest) which forbids him from
leaving his residence.
Amos then posted bond the same bond amount on
Friday, and will also be subject to the electronic
shackling which limits him to his home address.