A 34-year-old man charged following a road rage incident that prompted a lockdown at a nearby elementary school in May is expected to take a plea deal avoiding a jury trial.
Michael Schettino is charged with intentionally pointing a firearm at a person, possessing a firearm on grounds of a school, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
According to the Minocqua Police Department, dispatch received a report of driver pointing a gun at another driver on Highway 51 just before 8 a.m. on Friday, May 16. The caller also reported the suspect vehicle had driven through the MHLT Elementary School parking lot, prompting a lockdown as a preventative measure.
Minocqua, along with State Patrol, the Woodruff Police Department, and Oneida County Sheriff's Department located the suspect parked near Lee Road and Titus Road.
Police say inside the vehicle they found a .40 caliber hand gun. Schettino is free on a $1,500 cash bond.
He'll return to court August 27.
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