Police accuse a teenager of bullying a classmate out of nearly seven thousand dollars, but the High School Senior says it wasn’t bullying.
Katy School District Police contend that over five months, 17-year-old Robert Guthrie intimidated a younger classmate in to giving him as much as $6800.
The younger boy allegedly stole the money from his parents. Guthrie was arrested at school Monday and charged with a state jail felony.
He could get up to two years behind bars if he’s convicted a thought that he says frightens him.
Guthrie insists he didn’t bully or intimidate the other boy and that they were actually partners. He also goes on to say the other student was taking money from his parents to give it to him so they could purchase things for each other.
It didn’t occur to him he was committing a crime Guthrie said. The charge for Robert Guthrie is aggregated theft.