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NEW BRAUNFELS — Police have arrested a 67-year-old man they say shot two New Braunfels High School band members with a BB or pellet gun this week as they rehearsed marching formations on a campus practice field.

New-Braunfels-News-p1B-250pxShortly after band members heard a series of pops during an afternoon practice on Tuesday, two students, ages 16 and 17, complained of being struck with pellets, New Braunfels police spokesperson David Ferguson said. The students’ injuries were minor and did not require medical attention.

Eyewitness accounts led police to a home on nearby Ohio Avenue where they conducted a search on Wednesday after securing a warrant, Ferguson said.

William Henry Kloss was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. today in the 800 block of Landa Street and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault, second degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison. Kloss is being held in the Comal County jail on bail set at a total of $25,000.

COVER: The Elliot Knox bridge over the Guadalupe River in San Marcos. PHOTO via FLICKR. SAN MARCOS MERCURY GRAPHIC by BRAD ROLLINS.

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2 thoughts on “New Braunfels man charged with firing pellet gun into high school marching band

  1. Good police work. This dbag hasn’t committed his last crime unless they provide him with a sizeable sentence to include prison time.

  2. Is this the same guy who has been protesting against the “band noise” for years now? If I remember the story correctly, he used to bring a large stereo out onto his porch and blare it at the band to disrupt them during practices as well. He’s a real piece of work…..

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