Columbus Teen Threatens School Shooting, Leads To Major Pot Bust

(Columbus) Columbus police executed a search warrant after a teen threatened to shoot up the high school and wound up recovering several pounds of marijuana. Police Lt. Dennis Weiner says his department received detailed information Friday afternoon that a 17-year-old Columbus High School student was planning a school shooting on March 1. The suspect also commented that he (quote) “planned to score higher than 17” in reference to the Florida school shooting last week that claimed 17 lives. Around three hours later, at 6:41pm, he was taken into custody at his place of employment in Columbus and booked into the Columbia County Jail on charges of making Terroristic Threats. That evening, officers executed a search warrant at a Columbus residence, related to the threat investigation. While searching the residence, officers discovered a substantial amount of marijuana. A second search warrant was written. Police recovered 15 pounds of individually-packaged marijuana. Two Columbus men, 44-year-old Eugene Bobholz and 64-year-old Roy Whittington, were arrested and booked into the Columbia County Jail on multiple felony drug-related charges.