A former School of Mines student is sentenced to jail time, after making terroristic threats on campus.
Boyce Way, 19, of Mitchell admitted to a Pennington county courtroom Monday, that he was stressed out financially and academically when he left a threatening note on campus.
In the letter, he warns of a school shooting and burning of a deans house.
As a consequence of his threats, Way will not be allowed into any state learning institution for a period of six years.
Way was also immediately expelled from the School of Mines and now works at a fast food restaurant.
He previously faced five years in prison, but will serve only 180 days in local jail. He will also be on probation for five years.
State prosecutors say way had previously threatened a school shooting in middle school.
His mother testified that Way had made a terrible mistake and took full responsibility for his actions. But in the end, Judge Janine Kern found it necessary to follow the state's recommendation of local jail and probation.
"If you threaten others, you will lose your liberty," said Judge Kern.