"This was a student with no discipline history. When I found out who it was, I was pretty surprised." said assistant principal Jim Brunenkant.
The student who has no criminal history was quickly arrested and held over night at the Juvenile Court Center in Pima County. He faces charges of "interfering with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution", a felony, and possession of a firearm on school grounds, a misdemeanor.
I received this letter in the mail from the High School on October 19, 2000
When I asked my son why on earth would this wonderful boy Niles bring a loaded gun to school? My son responded, It was for protection because he had been threatened by someone.
I don't know what the answer is anymore....