Trial set for man arrested at Appleton East High School

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - A trial date is set for late July for a Wausau-area man caught with a handgun at Appleton East High School.

Blong Vang, 21, is charged with child abuse with intent to harm and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Vang's trial will start July 26.

Online court records also show the court recently approved a search warrant in the case.

Appleton Police say a school resource officer noticed Vang and 17-year-old Tou Thao inside East High at the end of the school day. The officer approached them, eventually leading to a search of their car in the parking lot, where police found two guns -- one loaded -- and ammunition.

Police say Vang and Thao came to Appleton with plans to harm a student at East High at the request of a girl Vang was dating.

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