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updated: 7/19/2013 2:23 PM

Psych evaluation ordered for former Lombard student

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A former student accused of planning a mass shooting at Glenbard East High School in Lombard will undergo a psychological evaluation, a judge ruled Friday.

Michael Santoro, 19, of Lombard, has pleaded not guilty to felony disorderly conduct. His defense attorney and prosecutors agreed to the evaluation, which was ordered by DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell.

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Assistant Public Defender Jill Eckhaus said the defense already had Santoro evaluated. A follow-up exam would be available to prosecutors and could be used as evidence in the case.

Authorities say Santoro kept a journal with "very detailed" plans for a mass shooting at Glenbard East's graduation in May. He planned the attack because he was upset about being unable to graduate there last year, according to prosecutors.

Santoro came under investigation in February after he told an acquaintance about his plans, and the acquaintance came forward, authorities said.

His next court date is Aug. 23.

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