Teen faces charges, accused of bringing rifle, hunting knives to school

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WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) — A 17-year-old Pewaukee High School student faces two misdemeanor charges for allegedly bringing hunting knives and a rifle onto the property at Pewaukee High School. The charges include one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and one count of dangerous weapons on school premises.

An officer was dispatched to Pewaukee High School on Friday, September 12th to deliver a smoking citation. The criminal complaint indicates the teen had been observed with an e-cigarette.

The complaint indicates the officer went with the teen to the car he drove to school — and found dozens of empty cigarette packs. But the complaint says also inside the vehicle were two hunting knives, three pocket knives, a rifle and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.

After a thorough investigation, police were assured the items found in the car “were simply brought to school because they were in a vehicle and were not brought there to be used in any way, shape, manner of form. The vehicle was simply a storage area for these items.”

If convicted, the teen faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

2 comments

  • 2econd

    it wasn’t that long ago this would have been the norm. kids used to hunting after school and no one thought twice about it

  • chantelle

    WOW…If this happens in the inner city our children are made out to be monsters and thrown out of school and given felonies, however since it happened in a predominantly white area it’s okay… and than Columbine happens….you white folks are real funny with your comments on what is and is not accepted for which communities

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