Toby Kerns has been released on $20,000 bail. Prosecutors argued the bail should be set at $1 million cash due to the severity of the charges but luckily Juvenile Court Judge Louis Coffin did not agree. The article also states that Kern’s attorney William McElligott believes the Marshfield Police are withholding evidence that the defense is entitled to see. Considering the other suspect is the son of a cop this comes off as very suspicious. What doesn’t look good is that the Assistant District Attorney John McLaughlin said the maps found in Toby’s home were analyzed by the state crime lab and it was determined they were in Toby’s handwriting. However, William McElligott said the tests on the maps and other written material including the hit list have been inconclusive. For now, Toby will not be returning to school and will be more or less homeschooled. I guess that would be in Toby’s best interest as well. Could you imagine how much he would be harassed in school even if his involvement in the plot was little to none? Unfortunately, that’s the nature of high school.
Enjoy your pancakes, Toby.