District says man approached school bus waving gun in Inkster

Bus driver continued bus route, reported incident to police

By John Steckroth - Editor
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INKSTER, Mich. - Parents received a letter Wednesday from the Wayne-Westland Community School District about an incident with a man approaching a school bus and waving a gun.

The incident happened on near the corner of Cherry Hill and Middlebelt roads. The bus driver filed a report with Inkster police.

The letter sent home to parents reads: 

"We are writing to inform you about a potential threat to student safety that occurred today involving bus route 25.  While the details and intentions associated with the event remain undeveloped, the incident has been reported to the Inkster Police Department who is currently investigating.

At approximately 3:33 p.m., a bus driver reports that a man had approached the bus waving a gun or look-alike gun.  The driver acted quickly to report the incident and we are thankful to his skillful and level-headed response.  The incident occurred near Middlebelt and Cherry Hill Rd. 

We are thankful that no one was injured.  The safety of children is our highest priority and as such we are fully participating with the investigation being conducted by the Inkster Police.  We are grateful for their support and the support of our community as we work to support the safety of children."

The district said they are working with Inkster police and surveillance video is under review.

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