Fifteen-Year-Old Juvenile Melvindale High School Student Charged

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a Melvindale juvenile respondent, age 15, (DOB: 3/13/2002) has been charged with one count of False Report or Threat of Terrorism [MCL 750.543M]. * On Monday, February 19, and on February 20, 2018, it is alleged that he communicated to another student at Melvindale High School, via "Snap Chat", that he was going to shoot up the school. In addition to the text, a photograph of an individual holding a gun was forwarded. The student who received the messages reported the communications to school officials who, in turn, reported it to the Melvindale Police Department. The Melvindale Police Department investigated the case and arrested the respondent.

A preliminary hearing was held at the Juvenile Detention Facility at 1:30 p.m. today before Referee Anthony Cruthfield. The judge set a $20,000/10% bond. If the respondent is able to post bond, he is prohibited from contacting or appearing at any Melvindale school. A Pre-Trial is scheduled before Referee Daniel McGuire at the Lincoln Hall of Justice on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.