Person in custody after reports of person with gun inside John Glenn High School in Westland

Police say school on temporary lockdown, no shots fired

A person has been taken into police custody for questioning following reports of a man with a gun inside of a Westland high school.

WESTLAND, Mich. – A person was taken into police custody for questioning following reports of a person with a gun inside of a Westland high school.

Police were at John Glenn High School Thursday after it was reported that a person was inside of the school with a gun. Officials said no shots were fired inside the school. Police said the building was secured. A person, whose identity is unknown at this time, was taken into custody for questioning.

Law enforcement were still at the school as of 12:30 p.m. The school was on temporary lockdown Thursday afternoon.

Update from police

Here’s an update from the Westland Police Department on Thursday afternoon explaining this started as a fight between students. Someone reported that a gun was involved, but no weapon has been found:

“The Westland Police Department’s School Resource Officer was notified of a fight occurring in John Glenn High School. It was reported that one of the students was armed with a gun. Westland Police Officers responded and were unable to locate the student initially, so with the cooperation of the School’s Administration, the school was placed on a security lock down. The student involved was located unarmed. A thorough search of the school was then conducted and no weapons were located. Once it was determined that the school was safe, the lock down was lifted. An investigation into the weapons complaint of the student will continue by both the Westland Police Department and the School. The safety of our students is top priority for both the Westland Police Department and the Wayne Westland School District.”


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