Trial date set for teen accused of having ax, knives outside Nanticoke High

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A trial date has been set for the student police say had axes and knives inside his vehicle at Greater Nanticoke Area High School in February.

Dylan Jeffrey White, 18, of Nanticoke, appeared before Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough, who confirmed a trial date of June 11.

White is facing a single misdemeanor count of possession of a weapon on school property.

The teen was arrested Feb. 22 after school officer Ray Whittaker noticed an ax with a 35-inch handle on the passenger-side floor of a Mazda Protege.

The car was parked near the school’s gym. It was determined the parking space was registered to White.

City police were called to the school. Police searched the vehicle and say they found, in addition to the ax, an 11-inch knife in the glove box, a fully extended 9-inch knife in the console and a 13-inch hatchet under the driver’s seat.

White was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke. He was initially jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.

Since then, his bail has been reduced to $50,000, but court records do not indicate if he has posted the lower amount.

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By Patrick Kernan

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Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan