A 19-year-old Battle Creek man was critically hurt in a shooting Sunday morning. Battle Creek police said the man had taken a handgun from a family member and had called 911 emergency dispatchers several times saying he wanted police to kill him. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Open Carry Gun Ban for Schools Discussed

Apr 29, 2015
Jake Neher / MPRN

Governor Rick Snyder said again Wednesday that he doesn't think people should be able to openly carry guns in Michigan's schools. His remarks came as pro-gun activists rallied down the street outside the state Capitol.

Snyder says banning open carry in schools is something he and lawmakers are discussing. “I would imagine there’ll probably be ongoing discussion. Because, again, open carry in Michigan schools is not a good thing. And most states don’t allow it.”

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 -- Four Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School students have been arrested after one of them accidentally fired a handgun in a boys restroom Tuesday morning, police said. The gun, a semi-automatic pistol, was fired by a 10th-grade boy, according to a news release issued by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety." (MLive/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)