Teen sentenced for bringing weapon onto school property

BY STACI WILSON

The teen that brought a gun to the Mountain View High School parking lot in November 2012 was sentenced Thursday in Susquehanna County Court.

William Weida, 19, of Kingsley, was sentenced to serve two to 18 months in the county jail for possession of a weapon on school property.

A student witness reported that he saw Weida, who graduated from Mountain View in June 2012, take a long gun from his truck and then place the weapon back in the vehicle, just before he engaged in an argument with a student at the school.

Weida was also sentenced to serve seven to 23 months on one count of corruption of minors in an unrelated case. He admitted to having sex in December 2012 with a 15-year-old female when he was 18 years of age.

Weida was evaluated by the Sexual Offenders’ Assessment Board who determined he is not a sexually violent offender.

However, corruption of a minor of a sexual nature is a Megan’s Law offense and Weida will be required to register as a sexual offender for 15 years.

Through his attorney, Weida offered an apology to the victim and to her family.

He has been held in the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility since his arrest in December 2012.