MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - A L'Anse Creuse Central High School student was sentenced Wednesday after being charged with terrorism.
The student, Shane Robinson, who had threatened to kill his classmates was apologetic in court and received probation. Robinson's tether was removed, he was ordered to finish school and have no contact with those classmates. He must also stay in counseling.
"I'm very sorry for what I've done," he said. "Very sorry that I hurt my family - my mom and dad especially."
Prosecutors say he told one of his classmates he'd sew their mouth shut and another he'd stab them. He had referred to himself as "demonic" and expressing dislike for the "popular kids" to Macomb County deputies last March 10 months ago.
Robinson of Harrison Township, admitted his guilt once again.
"I'm very sorry for the victims, I've learned my lesson very much."
Prosecutors charged the student with terrorism - a 20-year felony - after he threatened to kill everyone in his 6th hour class.
"I've got to believe judge that on a spectrum of 9/11 terrorism to Shane Robinson, he is on the extreme end," said Ron Marsh, defense attorney.
Prosecutors say Robinson also threatened to sew one of the student's mouths shut -- and to stab another... deputies later searching Robinson's home, not finding any weapons.
"This occurred 10 months ago, there had been no problems before and none since," Marsh said.
Robinson's threats of violence came during a spike of threats made at high schools across the country and in Michigan, not long after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead.
"I see a lot about bullying in here and unfortunately bullying is a part of life and it is everywhere," said Judge Kathryn Viviano.
In addition to probation, the judge also granted him protection under Michigan's Holmes Youthful Trainee Act to keep his conviction off of his record. Robinson will receive a review in 90 days.
"You can't control the things that happen to us, suffering is part of this," said Viviano. "People doing mean things is part of it.
"It's just a wakeup call, that's all it is sir. Make sure to do something positive with it."