Teen faces charges, accused of bringing rifle, hunting knives to school

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- A 17-year-old Pewaukee High School student faces two misdemeanor charges for allegedly bringing hunting knives and a rifle onto the property at Pewaukee High School. The charges include one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and one count of dangerous weapons on school premises.

An officer was dispatched to Pewaukee High School on Friday, September 12th to deliver a smoking citation. The criminal complaint indicates the teen had been observed with an e-cigarette.

The complaint indicates the officer went with the teen to the car he drove to school -- and found dozens of empty cigarette packs. But the complaint says also inside the vehicle were two hunting knives, three pocket knives, a rifle and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.

After a thorough investigation, police were assured the items found in the car "were simply brought to school because they were in a vehicle and were not brought there to be used in any way, shape, manner of form. The vehicle was simply a storage area for these items."

If convicted, the teen faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.