Teen in Calif. school attack ordered to pay $122K
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ordered a teenager convicted in a bomb attack on a Northern California high school to pay the school district $122,000 in restitution.
San Mateo County Judge Stephen Hall ruled on Wednesday that 19-year-old Alexander Youshock was responsible for teacher and staff salaries and maintenance costs resulting from the Aug. 24, 2009, attack on Hillsdale High School.
The school was closed for two days, but no one was injured.
The San Mateo Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/umaXIb) that Youshock's attorney had said his client should not be made to pay $98,000 in teacher and staff salaries for those days since the employees were still paid by the district.
Youshock was ordered committed to a state mental hospital in May after pleading no contest to an attempted murder charge and six bomb charges. Authorities say he detonated two pipe bombs at his former school while armed with a chain saw and sword.