Hartz pleads not guilty to charges after incident at Waukesha North H.S.
WAUKESHA (WITI) — 18-year-old Jordan Hartz pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in a Waukesha County courtroom on Friday, January 25th.
Hartz is accused of trying to force his way into a classroom at Waukesha North High School, possibly with the intent to kill a girl. He faces charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of narcotic drugs, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Hartz waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday — and the court bound him over for trial.
The criminal complaint against Hartz indicates he, who had previously been expelled from Waukesha North H.S., entered the school on Wednesday, January 16th. He was apparently upset over a girl blocking his phone calls.
The complaint indicates Hartz went into the school and knocked on the classroom door where the girl was located. When the teacher opened the door, the complaint indicates Hartz tried to barge into the classroom. But the teacher and several students prevented that from happening. When more teachers got involved, Hartz apparently took off.
The victim in this case told police she was “very frightened and she was afraid that the defendant would kill or hurt her.”
The complaint indicates Hartz was pulled over by a Waukesha police officer a short time after the incident in the school. The officer found inside Hartz’s vehicle a large hunting knife, another folding knife, and various drug paraphernalia.
If convicted on the charges, Hartz faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison plus $10,000 in fines. He’s due back in court on March 4th.
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