CANTON (WWJ) – The Plymouth-Canton school teacher who allegedly threatened a fellow faculty member has been arraigned and now faces three felony charges.
Fifty-two year-old Raymond Charles Schepansky of Plymouth was arraigned Saturday afternoon and faces felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon in a weapon free school zone and felony firearm possession. If found guilty, Schepansky could spend up to 12 years in prison.
According to authorities, Schepansky’s arrest on Thursday was subsequent to Canton Police Department receiving information the night before from Plymouth High School administrators regarding statements made by Schepansky.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools spokesman Frank Ruggirello said they became aware of threats being made by the staff member toward colleagues on Wednesday.
Schepansky was asked to stay home Thursday, but when school officials couldn’t reach him, it prompted concerns. In the interest of safety, officials made the decision to cancel school at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (PCEP) campus. The PCEP is home to three high schools with over 6,000 students.
As Schepansky approached the school Thursday morning, he was stopped by police and upon finding a handgun and ammunition in his vehicle, taken into custody without incident.
Schepansky’s bond is set at $100,000 cash. His preliminary exam will be Friday, April 29 at 35th District Court in Plymouth.