San Mateo school attacker goes to mental hospital

May 14, 2011 1:29:19 AM PDT
A teenager convicted in a 2009 attack on a San Mateo high school will be held at Napa Mental Hospital -- indefinitely.

Alex Youshock, 19, pleaded no contest on Friday -- that's the equivalent of guilty -- to the attempted murder of a security guard at whom he threw a lit pipe bomb in the attack.

Youshock also pled no contest to six new felony counts of possessing a bomb on school grounds.

The jury that convicted him before had deadlocked on his sanity. If Youshock ever recovers his sanity, Youshock will have to serve 25 years in prison.