Wral.com is a local TV station in North Carolina, they have the details:
Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lundeby’s bedroom in his mother’s Granville County home is nothing, if not patriotic. Images of American flags are everywhere – on the bed, on the floor, on the wall.
But according to the United States government, the tenth-grade home-schooler is being held on a criminal complaint that he made a bomb threat from his home on the night of Feb. 15.
The family was at a church function that night, his mother, Annette Lundeby, said.
“Undoubtedly, they were given false information, or they would not have had 12 agents in my house with a widow and two children and three cats,” Lundeby said.
Around 10 p.m. on March 5, Lundeby said, armed FBI agents along with three local law enforcement officers stormed her home looking for her son. They handcuffed him and presented her with a search warrant.
WorldNetDaily has the update:
Ashton was then taken to a juvenile facility in South Bend, Ind., charged with making a bomb threat in Indiana from his home computer.
Allowed little access to see her son over the last two months, facing a court date that keeps being pushed back and given no information by FBI agents sitting behind a gag order on the case, Lundeby now says the USA Patriot Act has unjustly imprisoned an innocent boy and stripped her son of due process.
According to the WRAL-TV report, because a federal judge has issued a gag order in the case, the U.S. attorney in Indiana cannot comment on Lundeby, nor can the FBI.
Bloggers movement gains momentum for Patriot Act Repeal – Citing Ashton Lundeby case.
A hearing is scheduled for May 27 but Ashton’s mother says it has already been pushed forward several times.
Mrs. Lundeby says that for three of the weeks of her son’s detention she was refused the right to speak with him with authorities providing no explanation.
The use of the Patriot Act to detain an American teenager without charges and without the right to have the complaint against him aired in a public forum has generated an internet backlash against the Patriot Act and specifically its inconsistency with the U.S. Constitution.
Look up “free Ashton Lundeby” online, and the entries are increasing.
Justmytruth provided the contact information for the facility where Lundeby is being held, for those inclined to write and demand his freedom:
Dawn Buss, Superintendent
South Bend Juvenile Correction Facility
4650 Old Cleveland Rd.
South Bend, IN 46628