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Charges Being Sought Following Incident Near Constantine School
Thursday Apr 27, 2017 7:33am
(CONSTANTINE) – Charges are being sought against three teens following an incident Wednesday.
The Constantine Police Department was sent to the 1000 block of South Washington Street, right next to Eastside Elementary School after a report came in of individuals possibly possessing firearms.
Officers arrived and found four male high school students near the school, who explained they were there to build a sandbox. As their investigation continued, officers discovered that one of the teens had a laser pointer that did look like a small handgun. He had been pointing it at another of the teens in what he called a joking manner.
Officers also say one of the teens had a heat gun, which also resembled a hand gun, and was pointing it at passing cars
The four individuals have been identified as a 16 year old, a 17 year old and an 18 year old, all from Sturgis, and a 17 year old from Howe.
Police say they are seeking charges against the 16 and 18 year old individuals from Sturgis and the 17 year old from Howe from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office.
Assisting Constantine Police were the White Pigeon Police, the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.