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SW Michigan teen held after allegedly seeking gun to shoot students

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy who wanted to shoot several students at his high school in southwestern Michigan sought help from other students in a failed attempt to get a gun.

The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department says it got a call Wednesday afternoon from the principal at Berrien Springs High School who had received a tip passed along from a state tip line.

Police say multiple students heard the boy talk about wanting to get a weapon. They say the boy wanted to shoot fellow students before shooting himself.

Police say no weapons were seen at the school or obtained by the boy. He’s being held at the Berrien County Juvenile Center on a charge of threatening to commit violence.

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  • Anna Burrows

    There is so much bullying on every where in all these schools and off school grounds that are being ignored . These kids don’t tell anyone anymore about it because the teachers , or any says makes them feel as though it’s not important or they are just trying to get others in trouble . People seem to have a blind eye and ears to bullying or do not want to get involved . It does not take a person with a high degree or special training to see it . It takes someone with street smarts and someone to mingles with kids of all ages and listens to them and watch pay close to attention to things instead of turning your back on them . Stop when you can DO NOT IGNORE IT

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