Teen Cites Protection As Reason For Having Loaded Gun At St. Paul High SchoolA student who brought a loaded gun to his high school in St. Paul told police he was trying to protect himself from gang members. The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday in juvenile court to felony possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
Lauren's Science Corner: Weather As A Weapon?A pair of major reports on geo-engineering, "Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth" and "Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration," were published last week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the CIA was purportedly a major funder. So, can the weather be used as a weapon? The answer is…it’s been tried!
10-Month-Old Almost Shot By High-Powered RifleBloomington police say it is a miracle that a 10-month-old boy was not killed after a round from a high-powered rifle hit his crib, missing his head by inches. Ten-month-old Charlie Sewell was asleep when a man visiting the home next door accidentally discharged a semi-automatic rifle.
Hollowed-Out Grenade Prompts Evacuation Of St. Paul SchoolA St. Paul community school was evacuated Friday morning after a hallowed-out grenade was found in a student's backpack, according to district officials. Police were called to Heights Community School on the city's east side just after 11 a.m. Heights is part of the St. Paul Public School district, and serves students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.
2 Arrested After UMD LockdownTwo people were arrested Thursday after witnesses saw someone with a gun on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The school was put in lockdown when a UMD employee called 911 after seeing a man drop a weapon. The university says a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested, and a pellet gun was recovered.
Police: One In Custody After S Mpls. StandoffNearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who's believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
Official: Student Accidentally Discharges Gun Outside Elementary SchoolNo one was hurt after a Bethune student accidentally discharged a gun outside the school just before class got out Tuesday afternoon, a district spokeswoman said. According to Rachel Hicks of Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethune is home to first through fifth graders.
Cops: ‘Weapon’ That Caused Lockdown Was Tool For Ed ProjectA reported “weapon” that caused a lockdown at a St. Cloud State University building turned out to be a tool for an educational project, according to police.