FLORENCE – Former Chesterfield County High School student Ryan Schallenberger, 19, faced U.S. District Judge Bryan Harwell in Florence last Thursday for charges to allegedly planning to blow up Chesterfield High School back in April 2008.
In 2008, Shallenberger’s attorneys, Assistant Federal Public Defenders Michael Meetze and Bill Nettles, said he entered the guilty plea in exchange for a ten-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center at Butner, N.C.
As of last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Bryan Harwell accepted the plea agreement in which Schallenberger will serve ten years for the crime he committed.
Shallenberger of Mount Croghan, plead guilty to the federal charges against him at the time of the incident and was arrested on April 19, 2008 after his parents discovered a package that was addressed to Shallenberger arrived at the house, which authorities said contained ammonium nitrate.
In 2008, Chesterfield Police Chief Randall Lear said, “Schallenberger seemed to hate the world.”
Chesterfield High School Principal Scott Radkin said, “He was one of the top students at Chesterfield High School and had not caused any serious problems before his arrest.”
Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker also added, “Without his parents calling, Chesterfield and Chesterfield High School would have suffered.”