Plymouth-Canton Teacher Faces Trial For Concealed Weapon
PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – A Plymouth-Canton High School teacher, accused of bringing a gun to school after allegedly making threats, will be going to trial — although several charges against him have been dropped.
WWJ’s Marie Osborne reports that three out of four counts were dismissed against 52-year-old Raymond Schepansky, including carrying a gun on school grounds and trying to use the gun to injure someone. District Court Judge Michael Gerou ruled that the alleged threats were not credible.
However, Schepansky was bound over for trail on a concealed weapons charge.
Defense attorney Richard Convertino said he and his client will continue to fight.
“We have a ways to go on that. We’re going to fight that, and be aggressive in our pursuit of getting that dismissed as well,” Convertino said.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park campus during anti-bullying week. Schepansky was arrested April 14, when he was found with a gun in his car after allegedly making threats against his colleagues the day before. Classes were abruptly canceled for 6,300 students as police secured the campus.
At a hearing earlier this month, Schepansky said he did not intend to hurt anyone.
Schepansky was released on $100,000 bond. He will be back in court on June 14.