Clarkston High student faces expulsion over threat

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

An Independence Township teen is facing expulsion after allegedly threatening to kill a classmate at Clarkston High School, Oakland County Sheriff’s officials said.

Detectives were called to the school early Wednesday for a report that the 10th-grader had threatened to “shoot up” the school. A 16-year-old girl had also notified a teacher that the student “also said he was going to kill her” during her fourth-hour class on Friday, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

A witness and school officials told authorities that the youth had been talking to a group of students, saying “he hated everyone in the school,” the release read. The witness also said he “stated that he would have shot up the school if he could have gotten into his father’s shed.”

The teen, identified only as a 16-year-old, told detectives he was just joking with the female classmate last week and “would never hurt her” because she’s a friend. He also said he had made the comments about the school two years ago.

His father told investigators there are no weapons in their shed and the home only has one gun, which is secured.

An investigation is ongoing. Other details were not released Thursday.