Not guilty: Man accused of threatening Cortland High School acquitted

The Cortland County Courthouse

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A smile appeared on Jensen Schack’s face as the foreman of the jury read the verdict: Not guilty.

Schack, 20, of Plymouth, was acquitted Thursday afternoon on two felony charges of making a terroristic threat following a 3-day trial in Cortland County Court.

It took the jury just a few hours to decide on a verdict. Closing arguments were heard Thursday morning.

Schack has been in Cortland County Jail since his arrest in March. He was released Thursday afternoon following the verdict, which was delivered at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Cortland County District Attorney Patrick Perfetti said his office does not plan to seek a re-trial.

Schack’s family members and defense team declined to comment following the verdict.