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Judge denies teen's request for release from Indiana detention center

Posted July 20, 2009 5:12 p.m. EDT

— A district judge in Indiana has denied the request of an Oxford teen that he be released from custody.

Authorities charge that Ashton Lundeby, 16, used the Internet to make fake bomb threats to schools nationwide.

Lundeby's attorneys asked that their client be released from the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center while awaiting trial so he can get proper dental care. The motion stated he has two root canals, which have not yet been capped.

Judge Robert L. Miller ruled Monday that Lundeby's situation had not changed enough to warrant pretrial released.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Lundeby at his home on March 5, and he has been detained in the facility since then.