Alleged gun threat at Pontiac High School sparks probe
A 14-year-old student is under investigation for allegedly threatening to bring a gun to Pontiac High School this week, Oakland County sheriff’s officials announced.
A teacher told administrators the ninth-grader yelled the threat during a group project and suggested she “must report it,” investigators said in a statement.
The staffer on Tuesday alerted the assistant principal, who notified a sheriff’s deputy assigned as a liaison officer at the school. After reaching his parents, deputies interviewed the youth, who “admitted that he and a friend had spoken about a police incident that occurred earlier in the day, and that he told his teacher that he was going to bring a gun to school,” according to the release.
A referee authorized the Pontiac teen to be held at the Oakland County Children’s Village. A juvenile petition was expected to be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities said.
The incident was at least the third in the last month that drew law enforcement to Pontiac schools.
Last week, the sheriff’s office reported a probe into claims a seventh grader threatened to “shoot up” Pontiac Middle School.
In April, a 13-year-old girl at the school was taken into custody after allegedly telling the principal she wanted to “blow it up.”