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Teen will serve probation at secure children's facility

The former Red Wing High School student who told police she planned to kill a classmate when she stabbed him in November will spend more than four years at a secure children's home.

First District Court Judge Thomas Bibus on Wednesday sentenced Carissa Ann Bordthauser to serve out a probationary period at the St. Cloud Catholic Charities Children's Home. She must remain there until her 21st birthday, Bibus ordered.

Bordthauser pleaded guilty in March to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a charge that carries a 21-month prison sentence. Prosecutors dropped first-degree attempted murder charges as part of a plea deal.

Under the agreement, the 21-month prison term will be commuted -- provided Bordthauser successfully completes terms of her probation.

More on what the judge told Bordthauser during the hearing is in Thursday's print edition of the Republican Eagle.

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