Man arrested for firing at H.S. band with pellet gun

NEW BRAUNFELS, Tx (KXAN) — Police have made an arrest following the shooting of 2 New Braunfels High School band members with a pellet gun.

William Henry Kloss, 67, was placed under arrest at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. He was taken into custody without incident in the 800 block of Landa Street.

Kloss is charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault. He was taken to the Comal County Jail where he remains in custody. Bond was set at $25,000, or $12,500 for each of the two charges.

The New Braunfels High School band was practicing Tuesday afternoon when students and faculty heard a series of pops. Two students complained of being struck by objects that they believe to be from a BB or pellet gun. Evidence recovered by police supported that belief. Eyewitness accounts, as well as a reenactment of the incident by police, showed the pellets were fired from an address on Ohio Avenue.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for that address Wednesday afternoon and several items of evidence were seized.

Aggravated Assault is a 2nd degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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