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Charges filed against Eau Claire teen who allegedly had gun

The Berrien County Prosecutor's Office has filed charges against the Eau Claire teen who allegedly had a gun on school property last week.

Robert Hall, 16, is facing charges of

  • Carrying a concealed weapon (felony)
  • Possession of a stolen firearm (felony)
  • Possession of a firearm in a school safety zone (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of a firearm by a minor (misdemeanor)
  • Larceny of a firearm (felony)
  • Larceny in a building (felony)
  • Malicious destruction of property $1,000 to $20,000 (felony from June 1)

In family court Tuesday, Hall’s defense team argued that the teen isn’t a criminal, but a young man who needs psychiatric help.

“If we have a young man who has some emotional problems I don’t I mean we have to look at it but I don’t think it’s a criminal offense that you need to take the steps that are being taken here," said Defense Attorney Andrew Burch.

Hall was arrested on October 23 and is in custody in lieu of bond in the amount of $80,000.

If released, he would be subject to tether and home confinement, the prosecutor's office said.

The prosecutor has filed motions to waive Hall to adult court.

Hall allegedly had a gun in his vehicle while at a high school homecoming event Tuesday, October 20.

He was questioned and released by Eau Claire Police on Tuesday.

He was arrested Friday October 23.

Monday night, the school board expelled Hall.

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