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Roseville students charged for guns in school

Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 22, 2016

A 17-year old was among four Roseville High School students arrested on weapons charges after two loaded handguns were discovered in backpacks.

Da'Lon Ashford was arraigned Monday in 39th District Court in Roseville for having a concealed weapon and possessing a gun in a weapon free school zone. 

Ashford and the three other students, who are juveniles, were all arrested on Friday.

"There's no excuse for these firearms ending up in school, regardless of what the individuals felt was justification," said Donald Glandon, Roseville's deputy police chief.

An after school fight was supposed to take place at Roseville's Rotary Park to settle some type of disagreement between Roseville and L'Anse Creuse students, according to police. A teacher became alarmed after seeing Ashford with actual bullets in his hand during a class period. That prompted the search that led to the discovery of .38 and .40 caliber handguns.

"These four individuals that are charged in this incident decided to make arrangements to have guns with the intention of taking them to that fight," Glandon told 7 Action News. 

"Luckily, in this case, we don't believe there is any immediate threat to the school, students or staff or the buildings," Glandon said. "This was an intention of going after school to an off-site location to have an altercation which, thank goodness, didn't take place, so nobody was harmed."

According to police, one of the juveniles brought the guns to the school and distributed them among the group. 

Ashford is charged with having a concealed weapon, which is a felony. If convicted, he could face five years in prison. The second charge of possessing a gun in a weapon free school zone is a 93-day misdemeanor.

Ashford is being held at the Macomb County Jail with a $150,000 bond. He is due back in court March 2 for a probable cause conference. 

The three juveniles charged in the case have not been named.