Oxford High student gets probation for attacking girl

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Pontiac – A Lake Orion teen was sentenced Tuesday to three days in jail and place on three years’ probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend and trying to disarm a deputy at Oxford High School.

Garrett Brodeur, 18, attacked the 16-year-old girl in a school lunch room on Oct. 3, 2017, and while attempting to hit her, slugged two teachers who intervened.

He was held in a school office and resisted arrest from an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy and attempted to pull the officer’s handgun from its holster, causing the weapon to discharge.

No one was injured in the shooting incident. Brodeur was charged with felonies that can carry up to 10 years in prison on conviction.

He also was charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor with a 93-day penalty, in the assault on the 16-year-old victim, whom he had threatened, along with others, on social media posts in the months leading up to the incident.

She has obtained a personal protection order, which expires next October, that bars Brodeur from contacting or approaching her.

In court filings, Brodeur’s attorney, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, said the October 2017 incident was “impulsive” and unplanned.

According to court records, Brodeur, who had no memory of events leading up to the incident, previously had a good disciplinary record at school, outstanding grades, and was a three-sport athlete who taught Bible classes during the summer at various churches.

Brodeur pleaded guilty as charged to the offenses and Oakland Circuit Judge Shalina Kumar on Tuesday set conditions of his probation, which include wearing an electronic tether; reporting to a probation officer; enrolling in mental health treatment and completing a domestic violence program.

In addition, he is barred from using social media, engaging in assaultive behavior, using or possessing a firearm or other deadly weapon, and must have no contact with the victim.


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