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Pequot student expelled after keying principal’s car

Klang expects to forward charges to the Crow Wing County attorney but is waiting on an estimate from the auto body shop to see what those charges will be. The student could face felony damage to property.

A Pequot Lakes High School student was expelled and could face other charges after taking a knife to Principal Aaron Nelson’s truck.

A Snapchat video circulating throughout the community shows Nelson standing next to his truck while a student off camera drags a knife along the vehicle. Text at the beginning of the video read “Buddies trucks f***ked.”

Pequot Lakes Police Chief Eric Klang said the incident, which happened Friday, Dec. 10, occurred after disciplinary action was taken against the student at school. The student left school for a time but returned, at which time he began to damage the vehicle. Nelson saw him by the truck and went outside to see what was happening, Klang said.

Nelson contacted law enforcement after the incident, Klang said, and officers picked the student up near Dairy Queen. The student was not arrested, Klang said, but was restrained and sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Klang expects to forward charges to the Crow Wing County attorney but is waiting on an estimate from the auto body shop to see what those charges will be. The student could face felony damage to property.

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