Skip to main content

Winona student, 15, may face charge after pocket knife seizure

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A 15-year-old Winona High School student faces a possession of a dangerous weapon charge after he allegedly brought a pocket knife with him to school by accident, the Winona Daily News reports.

Winona's police chief said Monday that the boy was stopped on school grounds Oct. 4 and asked to empty his pockets. The search reportedly turned up the pocket knife, a lighter and two cans of chewing snuff.

Police Chief Tom Williams said the boy explained he used the pocket knife at work and forgot that he had the device on him. Williams said the boy did not show the knife to anyone at the school, nor did he make any threats.

The boy was also cited for having tobacco on school grounds.

News of the pocket knife seizure comes not long after another 15-year-old male was accused of bringing a loaded, .22 caliber handgun over the course of a couple weeks to Winona High School.

According to the Daily News, the student was also accused of pointing the gun at another student by a school bike rack.

A week later, KAGE-AM reported that the father of a female student at the school reported to authorities that the boy pointed the gun at his daughter during a high school football game.

As of last week, the boy was in custody at a juvenile detention facility.

Next Up

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Carson McCoy

Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

Mounds view 7 - crime scene

BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 4.49.22 PM

Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts

Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.

PoolScammerLawsuitAG

Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus

According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.

Related

Minnesota man faces charges after knife fight with South Dakota lawmakers

Authorities say Mark Bardwell, of Zimmerman, pulled a knife on South Dakota's House GOP leader David Lust and tried to punch House Speaker Val Rausch at a bar inside a motel in Fort Pierre, SD over the weekend.