Harper Woods High School Student Charged In ‘Taunting,’ Assault

HARPER WOODS (WWJ) – Already suspended for allegedly threatening to shoot other students, a 14-year-old Harper Woods High School student is now facing criminal charges.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday the unnamed juvenile was observed by a staff member “taunting and making a hand gesture” toward a fellow student at the school Tuesday morning. He was taken into custody at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit following the incident.

Worthy said in a release that she has charged the teen with violating one count of assault and batter and one count of disturbing the peace. The prosecutor’s office did not mention any alleged threat of a shooting, which police said was under investigation.

The  teen was arraigned Friday before Referee Nick Bobak on Friday, and he received a personal bond of $1,000 — with the condition that he have no contact with the victim or any witnesses upon his release.

Authorities say they do not believe there is any danger to students or staff at the high school in relation to this situation.

A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for November 14 at the Lincoln Hall of Justice.

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