Thursday, September 30, 2021

Inkster teen facing gun charges

A 15-year-old Inkster resident is facing criminal charges after allegedly taking a gun to school and threatening a school security guard.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged the teen in connection with threats made against a Taylor High School security guard. He will be prosecuted as a juvenile respondent.

The charges claim that at approximately 8:56 a.m. Sept. 22, City of Taylor police officers responded to the high school on Beech Daly Road in response to a call about a disorderly student. When the officers arrived at the scene, they located the juvenile in question outside the school building. When asked to return to the school, officers conducted a search and found a semi-automatic handgun in his possession, according to police reports.

It is alleged by the prosecution that the teen threatened to shoot the security guard after he was told to return to his class.

Officers arrested the juvenile at the scene and he was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Detroit.

The respondent has been charged with one count each of carrying a concealed weapon; intentional threat to commit act of violence against school employees or school and weapon-free schools- possessing weapon. 

His first court appearance was last week before court Referee Leslie Graves who imposed a $5000 or 10 percent bond. The teen has been also been ordered, as part of his bond conditions, to have no contact with Taylor High School.

His next court hearing will be Oct. 13 by Zoom before Judge Frank Szymanski in Wayne County Circuit Court.