A 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile for bringing a loaded gun into a Detroit school on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, the student at Spain Middle School brought the gun in his bookbag. A fellow student saw it and reported it to school authorities. The gun was confiscated without incident.
The boy has been charged as a juvenile with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a weapon in a weapon-free school zone. He is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and not subject to adult penalties for the charge.
A preliminary hearing was held Thursday for the juvenile and a $5,000 personal bond was given. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
The district released the below statement via a robocall to parents on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
"The following robo call was sent home to parents informing them of a gun, with one bullet in the chamber discovered on a student after school at Spain:
We regret to inform you that a gun, with one bullet in the chamber, was discovered on a student this afternoon after school at Spain. The gun was brought to school by an elementary student. The gun was seen by another student at the end of the school day and it was reported to a teacher. The student was stopped and searched. There was no evidence that the student planned to use the gun at school. This matter is under police investigation where criminal consequences are likely for the student's parents and student removal from the school.
We want to commend students for trusting the school's personnel to act on this information. Please be sure to always ensure you are monitoring your child's behavior, secure weapons at your homes, and randomly check your child's bag before school."