Juvenile arrested for assault, USC classes delayed

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A 16-year-old male involved in an assault with a handgun early Wednesday morning prompted United South Central (USC) School District officials to delay the start of classes.

A posting on the school district’s social media website informed parents and students of a two-hour late start due to an “unexpected situation.”

According to the Wells Police Department, authorities responded to a call of an assault with a gun around 3:30 a.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, according to a press release, the suspect was not there and a several-hour search was under way.

Deputies of the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department and Minnesota State Patrol helped police in trying to locate the juvenile.

Police say there was never any danger or threats made toward the school or students and the public was not in any danger.

This was an isolated incident, as the suspect was known to the victim,” say police.

Authorities arrested the juvenile around 8:12 a.m. and faces possible charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon; fifth-degree assault; disorderly conduct; and possession of a firearm without a permit.

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