Deferred judgment, probation for Mason City teen accused of threats against school

MASON CITY — It’s a deferred judgment and probation for a Mason City teen who pleaded guilty after being accused of making a threat against the Mason City Community School District.

19-year-old Destiny Kaduce was arrested in November and charged with threat of terrorism, a Class D felony, as well as possession of marijuana. That was after Mason City police had received a report from school district officials on Saturday November 5th of email threats of violence from an unidentified email account. By that evening, law enforcement was able to identify that the threats had originated from a local residence, and a short time later, they interviewed a suspect in the case.

As part of a plea agreement, Kaduce pleaded guilty to the charges, with a recommendation that she be sentenced to three years probation on the threat of terrorism charge and serve seven days in jail with credit for time served on the marijuana charge.

A Cerro Gordo County District Court judge went along with that recommendation during a sentencing hearing this week.