The Pocatello teenager who held police at bay for five hours at an alternative school has admitted his guilt to all charges filed against him.
In a closed juvenile court hearing Friday, 15-year-old Mitchell Gushwa admitted to second-degree kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary, carrying a concealed weapon onto school property and misdemeanor vandalism, Bannock County Prosecutor Jennifer Mackley said.The admissions came after four days of negotiations with pro-se-cutors. By admitting to the charges against him, Gushwa avoided having his case moved to adult court and facing more counts, Mackley said.
The agreement also means Gushwa can continue his psychological counseling. If the case had gone to trial, he would have been moved from the Behavioral Health Center in Idaho Falls to a juvenile jail in Pocatello.