State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. The bills were adopted on largely party-line votes.

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Police are seeking felony charges for an online threat to kill Kalamazoo College faculty earlier this year. Kalamazoo Public Safety investigators are seeking charges of making a threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime against one person in connection with the March 3 incident, Lt. David O'Strander said." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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)