Winona teen who brought gun to school could see more charges


A 15-year-old Winona boy charged for bringing a loaded gun to school is now being accused of pulling a firearm on another student at a high school football game.

Authorities say the father of a female student reported the incident to police last week, KAGE-AM. He said the boy allegedly pulled a gun from his sweatshirt outside Paul Giel Field on Sept. 20 and pointed it at his daughter.

Police are recommending additional charges of felony possession of a weapon and second-degree assault to the county attorney's office, KAGE-AM said.

The boy was arrested last week after police learned he had been bringing a .22 caliber handgun to Winona Senior High School for several weeks and allegedly pointed it at another student outside the school near a bike rack.

Superintendent Scott Hannon told the Winona Post that students and even a parent had known about the gun since May, but no one came forward.

Investigators recovered the gun at the home of a relative.

It's unclear if the same gun was used in both incidents.

The teen is currently in custody at a juvenile detention facility.

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