17-year-old charged after bringing knife to Warren high school

Student arrested within minutes

WARREN – Security cameras were rolling as a teen walked into Warren De La Salle High School Thursday with a knife.

The student, Coty Brocker, was allegedly being bullied and brought a knife to school to protect himself. Police said he walked into Warren De La Salle High School with the knife around 1 p.m. Thursday and made no effort to conceal the weapon.

Brocker was arrested without incident within minutes. The teen has no previous convictions. Police say Brocker has been charged with bringing a weapon to a weapon free school zone.

Coty Brocker. (WDIV)

Read more: Investigations underway at Warren De La Salle High School after hazing, threat, knife brought to school

De La Salle High School is one of several schools closed Friday over school threats. Many students there received a Snapchat with someone wearing a mask threatening to kill people during Friday mass.

Other schools that canceled classes include Regina Catholic High School, University of Detroit Jesuit and Catholic Central in Novi.

At this point it’s unknown if the threats are all connected, but police continue to investigate

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says he’s sending detectives to De La Salle High School to begin an investigation into hazing allegations there.

The football team canceled the rest of its season just as it was about to enter the playoffs.

About the Authors:

Priya joined WDIV-Local 4 in 2013 as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Education: B.A. in Communications/Post Grad in Advanced Journalism

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.