Editor’s note: Wausau Pilot & Review does not regularly name or publish mugshots of suspects younger than age 18, except under extraordinary circumstances. We are withholding the suspect’s name and photo in this case for that reason.
MOSINEE — A 17-year-old Mosinee High School student is facing criminal charges after police seized multiple firearms and other weapons from his vehicle, according to court documents.
The teen appeared Thursday in Marathon County Circuit Court, where he faces charges of possessing a firearm on school grounds, possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person younger than 18 and disorderly conduct. He was released on a $500 signature bond.
Mosinee Police investigated at the school this week amid a report that the student had a weapon in his vehicle. Officers seized a .22 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber handgun, about a dozen bullets, a hatchet, and eight knives with blades ranging in size up to 10 inches, according to the police report.
The teen is not accused of making any threats toward anyone on campus, and police do not believe students were in any immediate danger. The teen told police the rifle was in his truck because he had used it while hunting, and that he had no intentions of hurting anyone.
A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 25.