A Waterford Township sixth-grader is in Children’s Village after he allegedly brought a handgun to school.
According to the Waterford Police Department, another student reported to school officials that the fellow student — an 11-year-old — had what was believed to be a BB gun to Pierce Middle School at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. School administrators located the student suspect and found a loaded 9mm handgun in the student’s backpack, police said.
Police were contacted and officers came to the school and took the student into custody. After processing at the Waterford Police Department, the child was transported to the Oakland County Children’s Village.
Police said the child made no threats to students or staff
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