Maple Grove Man Sentenced for Terroristic Threat Against Two High Schools
Robert Christopher Baker was charged in February of making terroristic threat to “blow up” Maple Grove Senior High and Osseo Senior High schools.
Robert Christopher Baker, 50, of Maple Grove was charged Feb. 28, 2012 with a making terroristic threat, a felony, against two area high schools, according to a complaint filed in Hennepin County court.
At a hearing in Hennepin County Court April 24, Baker pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced at a hearing June 18, 2012.
Police say a Baker threatened to "blow up" Maple Grove Senior High and Osseo Senior High schools because he was "expressing his anger regarding being fired from the schools in January 2012," according to a criminal complaint filed Hennepin County Court in February.
Baker was a substitute teacher for the Osseo School District, "employed at will and not a teacher on contract" according to Osseo School District 279 School/Community Relations Director Barbara Olson in March, in an email to Patch. "As an at-will employee, he was called upon only as needed," she said.
Following the guilty plea April 24, 2012 Baker was sentenced in Hennepin County Court on June 18. Baker’s sentence includes three years probation, “which included staying away from Osseo and Maple Grove Senior High schools,” according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Baker was also fined $300 and sentenced to 24 days in a Hennepin County workhouse, with credit for four days served.
For the initial article about the charge filed against Baker, read here: