Two male students at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley have been officially charged for their involvement in a Nov 11, 2022 firearm incident, where a student posted a Snapchat video of himself with a gun apparently inside a Sandburg Middle School bathroom. Both students were charged with one count of possessing ammunition/pistol/assault weapon-under 18 years old, which is a felony.
Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green said the investigation was initially hampered by lack of cooperation and information. “Robbinsdale School officials took five days before they notified our department, then refused to turn over the Snapchat video, stating we would need a search warrant even though the video wasn’t on school property but on a student cellphone and posted on Snapchat,” explained Green.
Once investigators were able to obtain all the information, the Golden Valley Police Department submitted a criminal complaint to the Hennepin County Juvenile Division that led to criminal charges, said Green.
“Guns have no place in our schools, and these young men made a bad decision and are now facing felony weapon charges for their actions,” said Green. “We will continue to work closely with the Robbinsdale School District to ensure students and staff are safe at Sandburg.”