Man arrested for carrying handgun into Whitnall M.S.

GREENFIELD (WITI) --  Greenfield officers arrested a 74-year-old Milwaukee man for carrying a handgun into Whitnall Middle School around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 3rd.

A custodian reported he saw the suspect seated at a table waiting to pick up a student, and observed a hand gun in a holster on the man’s hip.

A subsequent investigation by the School Resource Officer and a review of surveillance video determined that the suspect was armed with a handgun on school premises. He was taken into custody Friday afternoon and will be ordered to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

The handgun was taken as evidence and is in police custody. Police have determined that the suspect did not have any ill intent and do not believe students and staff were in any danger.