Man Sentenced for Making Threats Against Churchville-Chili School District

A Brighton man who admitted to making threats against the Churchville-Chili school district was sentenced Wednesday.

Joseph Lamica called the Churchville-Chili school district March 12 and threatened to “slit throats.” Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said Lamica also called and threatened the Rush-Henrietta school district on the same day.

Federal prosecutors said Lamica was banned from Churchville-Chili after trying to make contact with a student he had previously babysat. Police said a search of Lamica’s home turned up notebooks detailing interest in young boys, digital images of child porn and a video of another child Lamica babysat last year.

Wednesday, Lamica was sentenced to two years in prison along with two years of post-release supervision on the charge of falsely reporting an incident. Lamica also faces anywhere from five to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced in December on possession of child pornography charges.