DOWAGIAC, Mich. – A Cass County teen was in court Thursday, a day after his arrest for having guns at school.
17-year-old Phillip Kocsis was arraigned on 7 counts and is being held in the Cass County Jail on $100,000 bond.
In court, it was learned that witnesses told police Kocsis had a number of weapons in his SUV for about a week, bringing them to and from Dowagiac Union High School.
Police on Wednesday searched Kocsis’ vehicle and found a rifle, shotgun, ammunition for both weapons and a knife.
Kocsis apparently became upset because he didn’t have a school pass for his truck, got into an argument and made threats that he would shoot anyone who messes with him or his truck.
The SUV was unlocked so anyone could have had access to the weapons.
Kocsis’ father had told him the night before to get the weapons out of the truck.
Also in court, it was revealed that the book “Blank Confessions” had been signed out of the library in Kocsis’ name. The book is about a young man who was bullied and shot and killed the person bullying him.
Kocsis is charged with 3 counts of carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, 2 counts of felony firearms and misdemeanors for having a weapon in a school zone.
Kocsis is scheduled to be back in court Oct. 2.