School shooting threat suspect found competent to stand trial

Bail set at $50k cash for Nicholas Schauer, 19, of Sunderland

Deerfield Police booking photo of Nicholas R. Schauer, who is accused of making a threat to Frontier Regional H.S.

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The young man accused of threatening a re-enactment of Columbine at a Franklin County high school has been found competent to stand trial.

Bail for Nicholas Schauer, 19, of Sunderland, was set at $50,000 cash during a hearing Monday at Franklin Superior Court in Greenfield. Schauer was ordered held at Bridgewater State Hospital until he posts bail. If he posts bail, he will not be allowed to have contact with any of the victims.

Schauer was arrested on October 23 after he allegedly threatened a re-enactment of the Columbine High School massacre at the Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. Specific students were named in the threat, Police Chief John Paciorek said.  When police were made aware of the threat, students at Frontier, as well as other schools in the district, were ordered to shelter in place.

Schauer’s next court date is scheduled for March 2.

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