Surveillance video shows Warren De La Salle student walking through school with a knife

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 14:04:28-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 17-year-old Warren De La Salle student was arrested after bringing a knife into the school on Thursday.

Surveillance video obtained by 7 Action News shows the student, identified as Cody Brocker, walking around with the knife. The video shows another student pushing the student who was holding the knife.

According to police, Brocker told them he was being bullied by students and brought the knife in to get even.

"I think we were very fortunate in this particular case," Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said. "He was on a mission, and fortunately for us the mission wasn't accomplished."

Dwyer also compared the incident to the stabbing death of a student by another student at Warren Fitzgerald last year, saying they could have had an incident like that.

He has been charged with bringing a weapon in a weapon-free school zone, a general misdemeanor.

The school was also one of several Catholic schools in metro Detroit closed on Friday due to threats reported against the schools.

De La Salle also announced Thursday the cancellation of its football season and Friday's playoff game due to allegations of hazing by senior football players. The school notified parents that the investigation will be handled internally and authorities say a police report was not filed regarding the investigation.