Two students at a Manitowoc middle school face charges for allegedly bring a handgun and ammunition to Wilson Junior High on Tuesday. Police Captain Larry Zimney said one of the 14 year-old students had a loaded .22 caliber revolver in his backpack “It appears that student wanted protection from another group that he felt threatened by.”
Officers found ammunition in the second students backpack. The school resource officer was alerted to the situation by other students.
“That’s exactly what we want students to do, to care about one another,” Zimney said. “It could have stopped a very tragic situation.”
“We don’t have students typically bringing weapons to school,” said Manitowoc Superintendent Mark Holzman. “We’re confident that moving forward, this is a safe place for you to send your kids, and this is a safe place for our kids.”
The students were taken into custody without incident on Tuesday.