Lake Orion Schools: Gunman at large was assistant wrestling coach at middle school

Man wanted after 2 shot in Ortonville

Michael Joseph Quigley
Michael Joseph Quigley

LAKE ORION, Mich. – A man wanted in connection to a shooting Tuesday night in Ortonville worked as an assistant wrestling coach at a middle school within the Lake Orion Community Schools district. 

The district would not say at which middle school Michael Joseph Quigley was working. However, the district did say he was a seasonal coach and never worked as a teacher in the district. 

Lake Orion Community Schools will be open but under a soft lockdown on Wednesday.

Quigley is considered armed and dangerous. Police believe he may be hiding in the woods near the scene of the shooting, which was in the 90 block of Village Court in Ortonville. 

The shooting victims are in stable condition. 

According to Oakland County court records, Quigley's wife filed for divorce last week. 

The search has forced several other school districts to close Wednesday as a precaution. 

"We're telling everyone to please stay indoors," a police spokesman said Tuesday night. "We have a lot of resources out here. We have a lot of canine dogs. We have deputies from all over the area. Our special investigations unit is out here. Our fugitive unit is out here. We're combing through the area. Our helicopter is in the air.

"So we're asking everyone to please stay inside. We have received some calls, and we're aware that some people have been outside their residents armed after they've heard what happened. We're asking everyone to just please go back inside and keep the doors locked and don't be doing that."

Cpt. Gary Miller, of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, said water and swampland are hindering the search effort. 

"It's not the ideal conditions to be searching for someone," he said. 

Police have a K-9 officer and a helicopter helping in the search. 

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