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A Wantage woman that was previously arrested for making several bomb threats to two local schools and a McDonald's admitted to the crimes on Tuesday, July 2. According to the New Jersey Herald, Amanda Toth, who initially denied any involvement in the threats, accepted a plea deal that recommends she serve three years probation.
Toth pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree false public alarms and had four other charges dismissed.
The 27-year-old was first arrested on February 11 for making bomb threats to the McDonald's in Franklin and some of its employees. She was arrested again on March 28 for sending messages to one of her sisters that said the schools her sister's kids were attending were going to be blown up. As a result of the threats the Clifton E. Lawrence and Sussex Middle Schools were evacuated and checked by officers before the threat was deemed not credible. In both instances Toth allegedly used the "TextNow" app to disguise her phone number.
Toth was in jail for 14 weeks following her second arrest but was released on Tuesday on pretrial monitoring conditions meaning she has to check in by phone and in person once a month. As part of her probation she is barred from being on property of the Clifton E. Lawrence School, Sussex Middle School and the Wantage School. Additionally she must turn over access to her electronics if requested and can not have contact with any of the victims.
Read the NJHerald.com story here.