A man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the drowning of a ninth-grader in a Detroit-area high school pool is due back in court.
A preliminary examination is scheduled Thursday morning in Eastpointe District Court for Johnathan Sails.
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has said Sails was assigned to monitor a remedial swim class at East Detroit High School in November when students told him 14-year-old KeAir Swift was having trouble.
Smith said Sails initially told students Swift was fooling around. He then changed clothing in a locker room before jumping into the pool. Swift was pulled out by a vice principal and died after several days on life support.
Defense attorney Robert Leonetti has said Sails was the first to jump into the pool to try and save Swift.