Waupaca High School student charged with bringing gun to school

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) -- A Waupaca High School student is charged in juvenile court with allegedly bringing a gun to school.

WLUK-TV reports the 16-year-old girl was charged Thursday, April 19 with possession of a weapon in a school zone, being a juvenile in possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

She remains in custody.

Waupaca Police Chief Tim Goke says the girl showed the gun to a friend after school Tuesday. The friend later told an adult and police got involved.

Investigators say the girl told them she brought the gun to school to scare students who were harassing her, but didn't intend to shoot anyone.

Goke says the gun was loaded when officers recovered it. School district administrator David Poeschl says the student is suspended pending an expulsion hearing.