FPS logo
Sweeney-Dodds logo
Upcoming Events
Legal Notices
Minerva man enters Minerva High School

FPS staff report

A 51-year old Minerva man was booked into the Stark County jail after an incident Monday evening at Minerva High School.

According to Bob First of the Minerva Police Dept., Kevin Wingert of Minerva entered the school after regular school hours and attempted to open doors to various rooms, finally getting into the gymnasium.

Students and staff were present at the time. A student told officers Wingert said, “No more Minerva High School.” Officers spoke with the Stark County prosecuting attorney this morning to advise him of the situation.

Wingert was charged with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor and inducing panic, a felony two.

First said despite of rumors circulating, Wingert did not have a gun and did not mention a bomb.

Comment on this story
Before You Post

The Free Press Standard invites you to post your thoughts on the story in the box below.

  • However, before you post, please read these few basic rules.
  • Be appropriate. Posts with obscene, explicit, sexist or racist language will be deleted.
  • Be polite. Posts containing personal attacks, insults, or threats will be deleted.
  • Be honest. Potentially libelous statements will be deleted.
  • Don't 'spam'. Posts advertising or promoting commercial products will be deleted.
  • Help monitor your community. Click "Report Abuse" on any entry that violates these guidelines.
  • This is your forum, with your opinions.

These posts do not reflect the views of the The Free Press Standard or its employees.

Decoding the language
State plans to reduce number of 911 centers
Zoning Board gives green light to Canton Rd. motel construction
Concerned Citizens asking residents to share results of water tests
Speeding trucks prompt village council to take action
Council president to fill in for ailing clerk/treasurer
Minerva man enters Minerva High School