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Westmont Arrest Update

The preliminary hearings were continued Wednesday for two teens charged in an alleged school shooting plot at Westmont Hilltop High School.

Logan Pringle, 17, and 17-year-old Preston Hinebaugh appeared before Cambria County District Judge Susan Gindlesperger where the commonwealth requested a continuance, meaning the hearing would be pushed to early next year.

An official date hasn’t been decided yet, but officials expect the hearings to take place in January.

Hinebaugh faces charges related to terrorism, attempted aggravated assault, criminal trespassing and possession of a firearm by a minor, while Pringle is charged with criminal conspiracy related to terrorism and aggravated assault, court documents indicate.

Detectives say Hinebaugh let Pringle into Westmont Hilltop High School earlier this month.

While investigating that trespassing case, investigators say they found guns inside Hinebaugh’s home.

Pringle had been expelled for trying to burn down the school, then later was court ordered not to be on school grounds after he threatened to “shoot up the school,”

At Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Gindlesperger denied a reduction in the boys’ bail.

Hinebaugh’s bail had been set at $400,000 while Pringle’s had been set at $250,000.

Judge Gindlesperger granted the commonwealth’s request for nonmonetary conditions surrounding the teens’ bail.

The conditions requested by the commonwealth include: The teens must have GPS monitors, can’t possess any guns and can’t go on to school property.

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