Coloma schools locked down over report of weapon on campus

Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 16:34:19-04

COLOMA, Mich. – Coloma High and Junior High schools went into lockdown earlier Monday due to reports of a weapon at one of the schools.

Township police say that they were called just before 10:00 a.m. that the Junior High School was going into a lockdown because of reports of a student in the building had a weapon. The High School was also locked down because the schools are connected.

Police were able to identify and contact the student who was suspected of having the weapon.  Several students reported to officers and staff of seeing the student with a weapon like possibly a small pistol.  Police and Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies and a K9 unit searched the schools but did not find a weapon.

The superintendent of schools, Peter Bush, tells FOX 17 that students were locked into classrooms.   The lockdown was lifted around 1:00 p.m.

The investigation is continuing and the case will be turned over to the Berrien County Prosecutor when complete.