Expelled Waukesha North Teen Forced Way Into Classroom, Police Say

Jordan T. Hartz is accused of threatening to kill a student at the high school on Wednesday.

An 18-year-old man who was expelled from Waukesha North High School is accused of entering the school, causing a ruckus and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend's friend, according to a criminal complaint.

Jordan T. Hartz was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with possession of narcotic drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, bail jumping, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was charged Thursday with two count of burglary as a party to a crime in an unrelated incident.

According to the criminal complaint:

Hartz called his ex-girlfriend on Wednesday, yelling at her for blocking his phone number. The girl’s friend got on the phone to calm Hartz down, when Hartz threatened the male friend.

“I got heat,” said Hartz, according to the girl’s statement to police. “I’m gonna put a boot through your jaw.”

After the conversation finished, the ex-girlfriend went into her English class. She told the school resource officer Hartz pushed his way past the teacher who was trying to close the classroom door.

“Who the (expletive) was I talking to before?” Hartz yelled.

Other teachers came to help and Hartz ran away. The ex-girlfriend told police she was very frightened and was afraid Hartz would hurt or kill her.

The male friend told police Hartz threatened him.

“I am going to kill you, and I know where you live,” said Hartz, according to the male friend’s statement.

After Hartz left the building, a Waukesha police officer saw his vehicle after an attempt-to-locate call was sent via dispatch. Hartz had unpaid parking tickets, so the officer pulled him over for suspended registration.

The police officer located a 10-inch long hunting knife beneath the driver’s seat, syringes and other heroin paraphernalia, and a metal tin that tested positive for heroin.

Hartz told the school resource officer investigating the incident that he was angry the ex-girlfriend had blocked his phone number and his mother’s phone number. He felt that if he was with the girl, he would stop using heroin and cocaine.

When the male friend started speaking to him, Hartz told police, he was angry, threw a bathroom mirror on the floor and decided to go to Waukesha North High School.

Because Hartz was banned from the school, he flagged down another student at a side door to let him into the building. Waukesha North locks all doors and visitors have to be buzzed through the front door.

Hartz faces up to 38 months in prison if convicted in Wednesday’s incident. He also faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of two counts of burglary as a party to a crime.

According to the criminal complaint in the burglary case:

Hartz and a juvenile broke into two homes in the 400 block of Lake Street in October. The items from the burglary were later located by the Greenfield Police Department.

Hartz told Waukesha police he and his friend stole jewelry and a video game controller from one home and 12 rings from a different home. The two individuals sold the jewelry for $850 at two separate stores.

Chris Dgl Black January 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Free my bro Jordan they can't hold you down for ever
michelle January 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
No! He needs to be locked up. Keep him where he is!
Chris Dgl Black January 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Everybody makes mistakes so if u dnt think you do then forget you cuz EVERYBODY does! FTP
Bob January 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Well by the looks of it he has made one to many mistakes so he needs to stay where he is. He will learn somehow and somewhere!!
Chris Dgl Black January 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM
He's one of my good friends he's only had minor offenses so I know Jordan pretty well and this is just thing he didn't think before he did this and hell pay for what he did but for everyone to act like he's a killer is stupid!
Gary January 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM
He looks like a real winner!! Keep him locked up we can't take any chances especially with the recent acts in many states!
Mary January 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM
That is what drug use does to people. You don't think and you make bad decisions. Unfortunately, he won't get the help he truly needs.
michelle January 19, 2013 at 02:24 AM
I agree with you BOB!
Icy January 19, 2013 at 05:57 AM
Look, I realize he's your friend, but even if you were best friends for 10 years you have to admit he needs help and he is not able to function on his own currently. It is not okay to enter a school with a weapon and threaten to kill minors and no one should be able to walk away from that without some kind of punishment. Being in Jail/Mental Health facility will help stop him from doing cocaine/heroin and allow him to reflect on his actions and hopefully come to terms with the fact that he and his ex (which I will refrain from naming) are done. People are treating him like he's a killer because he threatened to kill a minor and illegally entered the school to find him. Sure he didn't actually kill someone but look how far he went. Plus this is coming within a month or two of multiple school shootings across the country. "Freeing your bro" is not going to help him. Counseling is going to help him. Treatment is going to help him. Being away from the things that pushed him over the edge is going to help him.
Bill Stanton January 19, 2013 at 02:33 PM
He will stop using drug if only, his ex-girlfriend will stay with him. Not likely!
Louise January 19, 2013 at 04:16 PM
I have a student at North and I didn't hear a word about this. I'm about sick of Waukesha's crap schools. This guy could have easily done a lot worse. Obviously the security of the building isn't what it should be and I how whomever let him in through a side door gets expelled. Ridiculous that my kid can potentially be a victim this easily just because she's at school!
kari lewandowski January 19, 2013 at 04:54 PM
I have known Jordan and his family since he was 2 years old. His mother was my best friend and I used to babysit Jordan when I was a teenager and later his brother and sister. I know these people very well and obviously my heart is broken about all of this. Yes, Jordan has made some VERY terrible mistakes however jail will not give him the help he needs. This is obviously a mental health and substance abuse issue. I hate that people are judging although I understand the reason for the judgement. But bear in mind that this is someone's son, brother, nephew, friend and if it were someone that you really cared about in this situation, you would be beside yourself with worry about how to help him. Please recognize that he is no monster but a very mis-informed and confused young man that really needs some help right now. Perhaps instead of judging we can pray for Jordan and his family to get through this horrifying time instead.
michelle January 19, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Ok. You say this is a mental health issue. Then why is he not on medication? I went to North 13years ago. Never had ANY problems. With other students bringing any weapons to school.
kari lewandowski January 19, 2013 at 06:18 PM
When dealing with mental health, sometimes it's difficult to get the patient on medication because they can be in deep denial that they are sick and need help. And since he turned 18 last September and is now a legal adult, his Mother no longer see to it that he's taking medication. Factor in the serious drug use and it only intensifies the sickness. This is a disease. A disease that can make one do things they would never even fathom doing if they were of sound mind. Jail, although it may be deserved, is not going to help the root of the problem, which is mental illness and drug addiction. There is no excuse for his actions and he should be punished for breaking the law, but at the same time he also needs to be treated and taught how to deal with his problems. It's all just very sad and very scary.
Chris Dgl Black January 19, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Well I agree with Kari Jordan is just going though a rough part of his life!
Chris Dgl Black January 19, 2013 at 08:01 PM
And he didn't have a weapon in the school no proof of that!
Cheri N (a friend of Bill W) January 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Jordan was and still can be a decent kid. Drugs especially Heroin and cocaine mess with the mind. Inturn becomes mental. He needs help with the 1st issue and that is his addiction. Once clean he can deal with the big issue and that would be himself. What lies far beneath that no human power can restore. He needs to admit he is powerless over people places and things. That a higher power can restore him to sanity. That is when he will transform if he is willing and honest. Drugs are 10% of the problem the other 90% is within. But can only be worked on once the 10% is under control. Hopefully this was his bottom. And thank god that GOD was in the school and with Jordan that day. He needs to be put away and get help. If not he will be a danger to himself and others. Especially the girl he can't live without. We must pray for him is mother and others close to him.
Cheri N (a friend of Bill W) January 20, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Put away (temporarily) until the the help is received and he is has a correct path to follow.
kari lewandowski January 20, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Thank you Cheri N for having an open mind and heart
TheSilentOne January 20, 2013 at 05:42 AM
I'm not really religious like you, i believe only what is good. but the only thing that can help him is a hospital (rehab) and a therapist and most of all Prison. I mean no offense.
Vicki January 21, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Scary part is another student let him in a locked building. Perhaps North needs to reiterate how important it is for students to NOT open doors for others. This could have ended in a shooting or stabbing.
a concerned parent January 22, 2013 at 02:15 AM
He needs to go to prison. Is anyone thinking of the girl he did this to? If it was my daughter i would make sure he was locked up. Look him up on ccap. Breaking the law isnt new to him. If this was your daughter he was threatning you would think a lot different. He can get his ged and counseling and rehab in prison.the ex girlfriend can wait around if he gets out if hes going to kill her.....
Ramiro January 22, 2013 at 03:07 AM
You are a hood rat fake just like this poser.
Tired of Trash January 22, 2013 at 03:18 AM
He is like a rabid dog. Time to put him down before he hurts or injures someone who would be or is a productive member of society. He is a criminal turd flush him from society.
Cheri N (a friend of Bill W) January 24, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Yes - we have been thinking of the girl this happen to - and I truely believe that she she doesn't want him to just Rot in some Prison, she would want him to get help & become the person she knows he once was & can be come again. Drugs make people do unthinkable things. Remember - it was a Threat & yes an action - that does not deserve to be put away & the key thrown out. It does deserve that the boy get help!!! If you look on CCAP - he only just got into trouble with the Law the past 12 - 13 months. He is still a Boy that needs to be forgivin in time & still loved. I'm not saying let him out & continue to roam right now - that would be Insane & asking for trouble. He needs help & most importantly - needs to be drug free in order to see the real soul that he has & to RECEIVE the Help. Before we judge - we need to remember that we are not perfect and we have done wrong ourselves. If there is anyone out there that can honestly say "they haven't" they are then only lieing to themselves.
Born Free February 26, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Our society today love's illegal substance's and even want's to legalize weed. Mental problems don't cause people to start self medicating. People start self medicating with drugs (and or alcohol) because they totally enjoy the high and they enjoy the ego trip they get among their peers who deem their friends acceptable. Having a poor sense of self worth is not a mental illness issue but rather a poor value system issue to begin with. Obviously this kid and millions of them today worst then ever have lousy values. By the time they're in 7th grade you can bet 75% of them smoke pot casually or regularily (does 420 ring a bell?). Why? Poor choices made because of poor values. They absolutely love the high, if they didn't they wouldn't continue. Addictions start because of poor values first and then loving the high secondly, period. Anyone remember the commercial with the message that began back in the late 70's that said "Don't let a good kid go bad, don't leave your keys in your car"? Anyone not comatose should be able to figure out that in reality a good kid with a good value system wouldn't steal the car because they knew it was illegal to do so, period. The commercial was excusing poor behavior but then that's what pooh-litical correctness did and still does! Note: Good people don't murder people because they know it's illegal! Again, being bad is NOT a mental health issue...it's a bad behaviorial bad value system issue. VOTING FRAUD IS DISENFRANCHISING
Eric Steingraeber March 01, 2013 at 03:05 PM
ALL CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. Yes he did make mistakes. And he needs to pay the price for the mistakes he made. If we as a culture decide that his punishment is jail for a while, then that's the price he needs to pay before moving on with his life. Just because we all make mistakes does not mean that we don't have to pay the price for those mistakes.


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