DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 19-year-old faces more than five years in prison after he allegedly brought a gun to Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights on Monday.
Robert Lee-Curtis Perkins of Inkster, a senior at the high school, has been charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possessing a Weapon in a Weapon Free School Zone and Felony Firearm charges.
Police were called after a student reported seeing the gun and the school went on lockdown.
Police found Perkins taking an off campus class at the Caroline Kennedy Library and found a 5-shot Smith & Wesson revolver in his waistband. A parent told police that his son had recently gotten into a dispute with Perkins and the teen threatened his child.
“Nothing extremely violent, just your typical something in the way of I’m going to get you,” said Det. Phil Wengrowski.
Det. Wengrowski said that the student who notified the teacher saved many lives.
“It was extremely brave of this young man. He potentially prevented a very tragic situation that could have happened there,” he said.
Perkins is being held on a $100,000 dollar cash bond or surety, no ten percent. He is due back in court May 16.
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