Pellet gun found in backpack at Eastpointe High School after student makes shooting threat

Student in police custody

Eastpointe, Mich. police car (WDIV)

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – Eastpointe High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after a student threatened to "shoot up the place" and a pellet gun was found in a backpack, police said.

The student was taken into police custody. The pellet gun was confiscated by officers.

Police said the temporary lockdown was in place as a precaution.

Class was back in session.

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