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Class Zoom call interrupted by person holding gun to head

Posted at 5:28 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 22:35:27-04

WYOMING, Mich. — A Lee High School 10th grade class’s Zoom call was interrupted by a person putting a gun to his head, officials said Wednesday.

Video of the incident shows an unwelcome stranger wearing a creepy disguise make a gesture, pull out a handgun and hold it to their head.

Watch (WARNING: Graphic content):
Video courtesy Sara RC.

“An unknown person entered a Zoom video classroom with a disguise and made an inappropriate gesture with what appeared to be a handgun,” Principal Candy Van Buskirk said in a letter to families. “When the teacher became aware of the uninvited person she proceeded to remove him from the meeting, and he had already exited the meeting.”

The teacher immediately contacted administration, which contacted the school resource officer.

Police continue to investigate, but say the IP address of the stranger is from out of state.

Van Buskirk said officials have taken “immediate measures” to prevent future unauthorized access.

Families with questions or students in need of support may contact the school at 616-452-3296.