FLORENCE - A state psychiatrist has found Chesterfield High School student Ryna Schallenberger competent to stand trial on Federal charges that he plotted to blow up the high school.
Dr. Harold Morgan evaluated Schallenberger on April 30. His report stated that and found 18-year-old "is competent to the extent that he is presently able to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him, and he is able to assist properly in his defense."
Morgan, a board-certified psychiatrist, evaluated Schallenberger at Chesterfield County jail.
Federal prosecutors had requested the evaluation earlier in the morning on April 30. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas E. Rogers III took very little time in granting the request, ordering a psychiatric examination for Schallenberger.
Rogers' order also authorized U.S. marshals to take Schallenberger to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.
"We maintain that a complete and thorough evaluation as the judge ordered should be conducted," Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said Thursday.
After learning of Morgan's assessment, prosecutors have field a motion to have Schallenberger revaluated by another doctor.
A hearing is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Schallenberger faces these federal charges: