17-year-old boy facing 2 charges for having gun in backpack at Ecorse High School

Detroit boy taken into custody

ECORSE, Mich. – A 17-year-old boy is facing charges for bringing a gun to Ecorse High School this week.

Ecorse police were called to the school at 10:22 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) after reports of a student having a gun.

Officials said a 17-year-old Detroit boy had a gun inside his backpack on school property. He was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon in a weapons-free school zone.

A preliminary hearing was held Friday and the boy was given a $4,000 bond, or 10%. He isn’t allowed to possess weapons or have contact with the school.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

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