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Ecorse High School student charged with bringing a gun to school

A 17-year-old student has been charged after authorities say he brought a handgun to Ecorse High School in his backpack on Thursday, authorities said.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and having a gun in a gun-free school zone.

Ecorse Police officers were dispatched to the high school at 10:22 a.m. Thursday for a report of a student who brought a weapon to school.

Ecorse Public Schools Superintendent Josha Talison said in a letter sent to parents and a Facebook post that the student was escorted off campus.

It was held Friday afternoon in the Lincoln Courtroom, Juvenile Family Division of the Wayne County Circuit Court. Bail is set at $4,000. He cannot possess weapons, use illegal substances or have contact with Ecorse High School, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.

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