Father, Son Jailed After Local School Shooting Threat Probe
A Hudson Valley father and son were sent to jail following an investigation into a school shooting threat.
On Thursday, Bruce Chargois of Saugerties was sentenced to six months in the Ulster County Jail. Chargois apologized to his family, the Saugerties community, and Saugerties High School where he and every member of his family had attended, during what the Ulster County District Attorney's Office describes as "a very emotional sentencing hearing."
He also expressed remorse for his actions and accepted full responsibility for what he had done, officials say.
Last week, his son, Conner Chargois of Saugerties, was sentenced to 2 years in state prison.
Both were arrested by members of the Town of Saugerties Police Department in February 2018 after an investigation into Instagram posts made by Conner.
Connor’s posts expressed his envy for Columbine High School shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Connor was a student at Saugerties High School at the time he made the posts.
Chargois later confessed he wrote the note, police say.
During the investigation, police seized several rifles, including an Uzi machine gun and an AR-15 assault rifle, from Bruce Chargois’ business, according to police.
Police allege Connor Chargois manufactured the guns in the basement of the Chargois home.
Bruce Chargois confessed he removed guns from his home and drove them to his work in an effort to prevent police from finding the guns.
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