UPDATE: (1:07 p.m.) The Lansing School District says the district’s Department of Public Safety got a tip that a student had a gun at Everett High School this morning at 8:30 a.m. At that point the school was immediately placed on lockdown.
During an investigation, a 17-year-old boy at Everett was found with a weapon on him. He was arrested and released to the Lansing Police Department.
“This is an excellent example of how the community can come together to help prevent possible
violence. Thanks to the community, the Lansing School District Public Safety, and the partnership with
the Lansing Police Department, the issue was resolved without incident”, said Lansing School District
Superintendent Ben Shuldiner.
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UPDATE: (11:46 a.m.) — The Lansing Police Department now tells 6 News that one person has been arrested after the incident at the school today and that it was a handgun that was recovered.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The Lansing School District and the Lansing Police Department tell 6 News that Everett High School was under lockdown for a short time this morning after a gun was found at the school.
Police say Initially they heard from sources that there could be a potentially dangerous situation.
They also said they were worried about retaliation, but didn’t say why.
Yesterday a 17-year-old was shot and killed in Lansing but they wouldn’t say if the two were connected.
Police are still on the scene, including the Michigan State Police.
The lockdown lasted for about an hour and students are currently getting back to their regular schedules, LSD said.
One person told 6 News they decided to take their brother out after they heard about the incident.
When we contacted the school around 10:15 a.m. today they said they were no longer under lockdown.
We expect to learn more shortly, so stay tuned with 6 News for the latest.