Student brings gun to alternative high school in Royal Oak Township, officials said

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

An alternative high school student is in trouble after bringing a gun to class, Ferndale school officials said.

The student brought the gun Tuesday to the district's Tri-County Educational Center, located on Garden Lane near Wyoming and Eight Mile in Royal Oak Township, according to a letter officials sent to parents. The school itself is part of the Ferndale Public School district. 

Ferndale Schools officials said a student at its Tri-County Educational Center brought a gun to school Tuesday.

"Thanks to the rapid actions by ... staff, the weapon was discovered quickly," Dania Bazzi, the district's superintendent wrote in the letter. "The Michigan State Police were immediately contacted and our staff will continue to work with them as they investigate and resolve this legal issue.

"This is not who we are or what we teach and, fortunately, the relationships our staff have built with students enabled a fast and safe resolution to this situation."

Bazzi also said safety is the district's top priority and urged parents to talk to their children about their roles in maintaining school safety.

The superintendent said the district is not releasing any further information.

"As this is now an ongoing police matter, it would be inappropriate to share additional details regarding this incident," Bazzi said.

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