PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old former Forks High School student has pleaded not guilty to felony harassment of a 15-year-old girl in a classroom.
The Peninsula Daily News reported this week that Kelvin Banks entered the plea Friday in Clallam County Superior Court.
Banks’ lawyer Harry Gasnick unsuccessfully tried to have the charge dismissed.
Judge Erik Rohrer also kept bail at $100,000 and issued a no-contact order against Banks until March 2023.
Court documents say a student told police March 7 that Banks made sexual comments toward her throughout the year and that she confronted him about it that day.
Documents say other students reported Banks became upset and made statements about wanting to hurt and kill her.
Police executing search warrants say they found nine firearms, including an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, as well as high-capacity magazines, tactical vests and homemade firearm suppressors, in Banks’ bedroom.