Deputies seek runaway teen who may be armed, prompting Lake Orion schools to close

Law enforcement says former Lake Orion student may be armed

LAKE ORION, Mich. – The Lake Orion Community Schools district is closing all of its buildings Monday after law enforcement was informed about a former student who ran away and may be armed. 

Nathan Charles Greiwe, 16, of Orion Township, ran away from home and police said his grandfather is missing a handgun and ammunition.

Greiwe is believed to have the left home between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. 

Authorities said the boy was home for a weekend pass from Oakland County Children's Village due to a "similar incident" in 2015 and "incorrigibility." Police said Greiwe stole a handgun in 2015 and the investigation revealed that he stole the handgun to sell for money.

Greiwe was due to be released from Oakland County Children's Village Tuesday.

The district released this statement Monday morning:

As a precaution, Lake Orion Schools is closing all buildings on Monday, June 19, 2017. If your children are participating in programs today, please pick them up as we are closing programs.  Based on information received by the Oakland County Sheriff from the family of a former student, this student is reported as a runaway and may be in possession of a weapon.

The student’s whereabouts are unknown at this time and there have been no threats made to any of our buildings or staff.  This is simply a precautionary measure.  

An update will be provided when more information is available.

Law enforcement said the boy took a car from his home and may have taken a pistol. It's unknown if he is armed. 

The Lake Orion Community Schools district serves the communities of Lake Orion and Orion Township. It also serves parts of Oxford Township, Oakland Township and Independence Township. 

The following schools are part of the district:

  • Blanche Sims Elementary School
  • Carpenter Year Round Elementary School
  • Lake Orion High School 
  • Oakview Middle School
  • Orion Oaks Elementary School
  • Paint Creek Elementary School
  • Pine Tree Elementary School
  • Scripps Middle School
  • Stadium Drive Elementary School of the Arts
  • Waldon Middle School
  • Webber Elementary School
  • Early Childhood Program and Education

Greiwe is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair.

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About the Authors:

Rod Meloni is an Emmy Award-winning Business Editor on Local 4 News and a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.