Kalamazoo Public Schools

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 -- 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)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- More students are graduating on time from Kalamazoo Public Schools, according to new state data, but the district continues to lag behind state averages. Data for the Class of 2014 shows that 69 percent of students who entered ninth grade in fall 2010 graduated on time four years later, while 13 percent dropped out and most of the remaining 18 percent were still in school. (Kalamazoo Gazette)