Man charged with threatening school to undergo assessment
Accused to appear in court again April 10
The 45-year old man charged with uttering a threat, via email, against Riverside Elementary earlier this month, will undergo an assessment to see if he is fit to stand trial.
Gordon Wheaton will remain in custody until then.
Wheaton appeared in provincial court in Clarenville this afternoon, his third appearance since the initial charges were laid on March 16.
Following that court appearance Wheaton was released, but was arrested again later that same night after allegedly breaking one of the conditions of release, a prohibition on possessing, consuming or trafficking in illegal drugs.
A new charge of failing to keep the peace and be of good behavior has since been laid.
Wheaton also faces another charge of allegedly uttering threats against a woman in Marystown.
He will next appear in Clarenville provincial court April 10, and it will be determined then whether the matter will proceed to trial.
Court proceedings scheduled for this morning in Clarenville, including Wheaton’s matter, were postponed until this afternoon because of a power outage in Grand Bank.
Judge Harold Porter appeared in Clarenville provincial court by video conference from the Grand Bank courthouse.
Gordon Wheaton is led into Clarenville provincial court Tuesday, March 13.