school safety

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo Central High School student carrying pepper spray in her pocket accidentally discharged the canister, causing the evacuation of eight classrooms Tuesday afternoon, a school spokesman said. Six students required medical attention and two were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure because of underlying health conditions, said Alex Lee, spokesman for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A 16-year-old boy who is one of four teens facing criminal charges in connection with the firing of a gun at Loy Norrix High School Tuesday morning may be tried as an adult. Prosecutors plan to request that a Kalamazoo County judge designate the juvenile's case so he can be tried as an adult on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and violation of a weapon-free school zone, according to a petition filed Wednesday by prosecutors. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A small-caliber handgun discharged in a Loy Norrix bathroom on Tuesday, resulting in a lockdown at Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo Public Schools reported in a press release. "The persons involved have been identified and the weapon has been confiscated," the release said. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Audience at school board meeting questions transparency in handling incidents