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South Lyon East student charged with violent threat

A 15-year-old student has been charged in connection with a threat at South Lyon East High School earlier this week.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office charged the sophomore with a misdemeanor count of threatening to commit violence with a firearm, explosive or other dangerous weapon against students or staff on school property.

A Juvenile Court Referee ordered the teen to be released from Oakland County Children’s Village and confined to his home in Wixom. The teen was also ordered him to wear an electronic tether, stay away from school property and not use social media.

Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives testified that the suspect admitted to administrators to writing a threat in a bathroom to shoot up the school, which necessitated police to conduct a search while the school was placed on lockdown.

District officials have suspended the student, but are also now seeking to expel him.

A pretrial hearing for the teen is scheduled for October 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Oakland County Circuit Court.

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