Sterling Heights High School student charged with making terror threats against classmates

Posted at 12:49 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 18:44:31-04

A Sterling Heights High School student is charged with making a terror threat after he threatened individual students and the study body.

Brenden Joseph Boucher, 18, is charged with false report or threat of terrorism and possessing a weapon in a weapon-free zone. He was arraigned on the charged Thursday morning.

According to police, Boucher went up to a classmate and said, "One day I'm going to come up behind you when you're not knowing and shoot you in the back of the head."

Police say he had also said he was "going to make Columbine look like a joke," and planned to "take an AR out of my backpack."

When school officials found out about the comments, they removed Boucher from the classroom and found a steel knife with a curved 4-inch blade in his backpack.

He was immediately arrested.