Warren police: Teen brought knife into high school to ‘get even’ with bullies

‘Thankfully that mission was not carried out,’ Dwyer said

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WARREN – A 17-year-old student at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren has been charged after he allegedly brought a knife to school Thursday.

Security footage from inside the school shows the student show the knife. Police arrested him a short time later. The student, Coty Brocker, told police he was being targeted by other students.

“The statement he gave was that he was being bullied and he was going to get even with the two students who were bullying him,” Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said.

Police said Brocker did not resist arrest and nobody was injured. Brocker was arraigned Friday morning, charged with bringing a knife to a weapon-free school zone. If convicted, the charge is a 93-day misdemeanor. Brocker was released on a personal bond.

“In my opinion, he was on a mission and thankfully that mission was not carried out,” Dwyer said.

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Multiple Catholic schools were closed Friday around Metro Detroit because of a threat. Several students reported receiving a threat over the popular app Snapchat. The image was of someone wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and threatening to kill people during Friday mass.

Schools canceled classes at Regina Catholic High School, University of Detroit Jesuit, Catholic Central in Novi and Warren De La Salle. It’s unclear if the threats are all connected.

Coty Brocker. (WDIV)

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