Student suspended over threat at Pontiac charter school
Pontiac – A 14-year-old boy has been suspended from school and may face charges after allegedly threatening harm to other students who he complained had been bullying him.
The boy was interviewed Thursday by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies after officials at the Charter School Pontiac Academy for Excellence reported he had threatened that “judgment day” was coming during a meeting with officials and his mother earlier in the week.
When asked what he meant, the boy said he was being bullied by other students and had thoughts of killing them. The boy was suspended from the school and his mother took him to Common Ground for evaluation.
After the school notified the sheriff’s office of the incident, a nonfunctioning pellet gun was found at his home but no other firearms. A Children’s Village referee declined to lodge the boy, who will have appointments with family services.
The matter will be reviewed by the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.