DATE REPORTED: Monday January 16, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION OCCURRED: 3100 Block of Lake St., Township of Kalamazoo
On January 16, 2022, the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department responded to 911 calls of a student setting fires in an occupied school building and for having assaulted a school staff member. Officers arriving to the school detained the student in question and responding fire department personnel tended to existing fire concerns for the building. The school building was rendered safe and there were no reports of anyone being injured as a result of the fires.
The case remains under investigation, and the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is asking for anyone that may have information to contact silent observer at (269)-343-2100 or the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at (269)-488-8911.
SUSPECT: A 12-year-old male of Kalamazoo County was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Detention Center.
AGENCIES ASSISTING: Kalamazoo Township Fire Department, Comstock Fire Department, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Life Ambulance Services
FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 01/16/2023 TIME: 1200 HR
AUTHOR: Sgt. Joshua Staggs
SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Chief Bryan Ergang