Student Threatens to bring Gun to South Lyon East High School

LYON TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 52000 block of Ten Mile Rd., South Lyon East High School, for a threat complaint on Thursday October 26th, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Deputies were advised by the school administration that a student had threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot his fellow students. Contact was made with the suspect’s father who brought the suspect to the school to meet with Deputies, including the School Liaison Deputy, and the high school’s Administration Staff.

The 15 year old suspect admitted to making the threat but claimed that he did not mean to carry it out. The suspect said he was just angry over the possibility of being assigned homework over the weekend. The suspect stated that he did not want to hurt anyone nor did he own a firearm or have access to one. The suspect’s father confirmed this information and gave consent to Deputies to search his home. The home was searched and no firearms were located.

The School Liaison Deputy will handle the follow-up investigation and referral to Youth Assistance.