Speculator man’s case adjourned

GLOVERSVILLE – The Speculator man who threatened to shoot up Gloversville High School “Columbine style” briefly appeared in City Court on Wednesday where his attorney was granted an adjournment.

Trevor Blanchard, 24, of 104 Stanyon Park Drive, Speculator, was charged in September with making terrorist threats and disseminating indecent materials to minors, both felonies.

Albany attorney Mike Sutton, who was appointed to represent Blanchard, previously told Judge Traci DiMezza he wanted the matter adjourned until Jan. 8 so he could work with Assistant District Attorney Chad Brown on a plea arraignment.

Police said Blanchard’s threats were relayed to a female GHS student via Snapchat, a social media platform that allows people to send photos and text through mobile phones.

Police said Blanchard allegedly sent the girl a chat message requesting photos of herself. When she refused, the chief said, Blanchard allegedly sent lewd photos and subsequently made threats toward the girl and her friends, whose names he got through social media.

Blanchard is set to appear in City Court on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.