Student held after claim of gun prompts lockdown

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A Grosse Pointe South High School student was taken into custody Tuesday after allegedly stating they had a gun in their backpack, school officials said.

The comment resulted in a school lockdown around 3 p.m. No gun was found, officials said.

“The teacher who overheard the statement followed our emergency protocol,” officials said in a statement Tuesday. “Police were notified and responded quickly.”

The student, whose gender and age were not immediately available, was taken into police custody.

The district released students at 3:25 p.m.

The district and police are investigating, said Rebecca Fannon, district spokeswoman.

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