Father of boy accused in school plot is jailed

February 11, 2008 2:06:24 PM PST
The father of a teenager who admitted last year that he was plotting an attack at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School is in jail. Montgomery County prosecutors say Frank Cossey violated his probation. He tested positive for drugs.

First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele says Cossey was sentenced in May to 9 to 23 months of house arrest, electronic monitoring and random drug testing for firearms violations.

Cossey had attempted to buy a .22-caliber rifle for his son three years ago without indicating he had a prior felony conviction. He spent six years in jail for a manslaughter charge in Oklahoma in the 1980s.

The boy's mother, Michele Cossey, is awaiting trial on charges of buying firearms for her son.


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