4 Roseville High students charged in gun case

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Roseville — Four Roseville High School students were charged Monday after an incident in which two students were caught with guns in the school last week, police said.

Da’lon Ashford, 17, of Detroit, was arraigned in 39th District Court on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony, and possession of a weapon in a weapon-free school zone, a 93-day misdemeanor.

According to police, Ashford, with three other students, allegedly arranged to take guns to a local park where there was supposedly going to be a fight with students from another school. The names and ages of the juveniles allegedly involved have not been released. The four students are friends or acquaintances from school, police said.

According to police, Ashford was detained Friday after he was found with a handgun in his backpack, police said.

While investigating the incident, police discovered a second male student, a juvenile, also had a handgun.

“The investigation has determined that a juvenile subject had taken two handguns from his home and brought them to the school,” police said in a statement Monday. “The handguns were passed among the four individuals during the day, ultimately ending up in the possession of the two students stopped by school staff.”

Police said there was a prior argument with students from L’Anse Creuse Central. At the end of the school day, students from the schools had allegedly planned to meet at Rotary Park in Roseville and fight, police said.

Police are unaware of a fight at the park that day. No other suspects are being sought, police said.

Judge Marco Santia set bond for Ashford at $150,000 cash/surety, no 10 percent. He returns to court March 2.

The three juveniles are being housed at the Macomb County Youth Home.

The 17-year-old student is considered an adult in police matters, Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon said.

Police said they do not believe there was any threat to students or staff at the high school.


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Staff Writer Holly Fournier contributed.