Video Shows Teen Pulling Gun Out & Pointing It at Student in High School Classroom in Detroit

Video Shows Student Pulling Gun Out in High School Class in Detroit
Video Shows Student Pulling Gun Out in High School Class in Detroit (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/WDIV)

After video surfaced showing him pulling out a firearm and pointing it at another student, a 15-year-old student at a Detroit high school was charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

On Tuesday, May 24, the adolescent allegedly brought a BB gun to Marygrove High School and was arrested on Wednesday. The defendant is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on Thursday afternoon.

Juvenile Court will hold the preliminary hearing.

On the same day, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing 19 students and two teachers.

“We are all hypersensitive right now about deadly weapons being brought into schools and the carnage that can occur as a result,” Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.

“The alleged actions of this respondent simply cannot be tolerated. We are alleging that this weapon was displayed and later discovered to be a BB Gun. This does not diminish the severity of this respondent’s actions.”

The defendant is seen pointing a gun at another person, who then gets up and walks away, according to video released Tuesday.

According to the superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, an investigation was launched “immediately” and spontaneous searches were performed during the day. The school has also received more officers.

The district also said in a statement to FOX 2 on Wednesday:

“We urge all families to check students and backpacks before school each day and discuss the consequences of bringing a weapon, or facsimile of a firearm, to school.”



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