Warren teen charged after allegedly bringing gun to school, threatening to pistol-whip female classmate

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WARREN (WWJ) -- A 15-year-old high school student could be facing up to 14 years in prison following allegations that he threatened to pistol-whip a female classmate and flashed a gun at her.

The incident happened at Lincoln High School just before 2 p.m. Wednesday when a student notified a school resource officer that a student threatened her with a gun.

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According to authorities, at least two other students reported that had seen a pistol.

Officers arrived to the school after receiving a call about the threat and took the teen into custody.

The Macomb County Prosector's Office on Thursday charged the boy with:

• assault with a dangerous weapon -- a 4-year felony
• carrying a concealed weapon -- a 5-year felony
• violation of a weapons-free school zone -- a 4-year felony
• intentional school threat -- a 1-year misdemeanor.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said no gun has been found, yet, but he thinks quick response by the school and from his department potentially saved lives from what could have escalated to an Oxford High School-type incident.

Classes are being held online Thursday and Friday.