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Former school psychologist in court

 Judge grants continuance due to possible counsel changes

By Kristy Acuff

Patrick Robinson appeared in Gunnison County court Tuesday, March 6 ready to enter a “not guilty” plea regarding the misdemeanor charge, “Interference with school–credible threat,” but, instead, his lawyer asked for a continuance because Robinson may be switching legal counsel.

“It looks like he will be entering a plea of not guilty and go to trial,” said Jon Schumacher, Robinson’s defense attorney. “However, he is currently attempting to determine if he can continue with a private attorney or if he will change to a public defender. Because of that, we request a continuance before entering a plea. I believe it is better if he makes that determination with his new attorney, should he decide to change counsel.”

Judge Ashley Burgemeister agreed to a continuance and set a new status conference for the case on April 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Robinson is the former school district psychologist for the Gunnison RE1J district who was arrested December 21,2017 after he allegedly made a threatening remark at Gunnison High School. His remark was enough to set the district’s emergency plan into action, at schools in both Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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