Teens accused of bringing guns to high school property during basketball game

OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. - A Sturgeon Bay teen told police that he went to a high school basketball game in Ozaukee County last Saturday to watch a friend.

Outside Homestead High School, the teen got pulled over by police.

Now, 19-year-old's Willard Hartman and Benjamin Krohn of Sturgeon Bay are facing more than two dozen combined charges, including counts of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

"You wouldn't really think that would be a problem at my school, but then it is, and then you're like oh wow, I don't want that to happen," Homestead junior Frances Mackinnon said. 

According to a criminal complaint the incident began as a traffic stop. An officer smelled marijuana..and searched the car. The complaint says the officer then found the guns, including an AK-47.

"It really makes me think about where they got them and how they got them," Mackinnon said.

Krohn allegedly told the officer that he owned the guns and brought them in case he wanted to trade or sell them to someone. Court documents say police also discovered both marijuana and oxycodone in a duffel bag during that traffic stop. 

The two teens will be in court the first week of March.

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