Posted: Jan 28, 2013 4:07 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 4:10 PM
HARRISON - The superintendent of Harrison public school is calling one of his students a hero after she reported that another student brought a loaded gun to school.
"I think the possibility that something bad could have happened truly did exist," said Superintendent Fred Hofman.
It happened last Friday, after school a high school girl told Hofman that another student had a loaded gun in his backpack. Hofman eventually found the student and he showed school officials where the guns were. In a backpack he had a loaded .357 and an unloaded .22, both handguns.
"But for a very courageous act, the very scared girl that came forward to tell us this information, something bad... may very well have happened."
The boy was charged in youth court Monday in Virginia City with felony criminal endangerment. His next court date is set for Feb. 25. If convicted, he could remain locked up until he turns 18.