Student’s surrender of gun at Madison school involved resistance

Authorities say a Madison West High School student initially refused to consent to a search for a gun, and a loaded handgun was only surrendered after a school resource officer received help.

"The defendant ... brings a loaded gun to high school and won't turn it over until several police officers are there," Assistant Dane County District Attorney Megan Minor said Monday.

18-year-old Tyrese Williams was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school grounds. He was also charged with six, additional felony charges linked to a Saturday, alleged armed robbery involving a drug deal gone wrong. Williams's bail was set at $11,500.

Court documents state West High Dean of Students Ellen Pryor became aware of senior Williams' alleged weekend crimes and a gun's role in them. Documents say Pryor put the school's educational resource police officer on notice about Williams Tuesday.

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