By SHERRI KOLADE
HEIGHTS — A student will face a preliminary examination of the charges against him after allegedly taking a gun to school.
According to police reports, 19-year-old Inkster resident Robert Lee Curtis Perkins took a .38-caliber revolver to Crestwood High School May 7. After showing his gun to two classmates in separate classes, one of the students told a teacher, who reported the incident to administration, Dearborn Heights Detective Phil Wengrowski said.
“He told one student he had a gun and lifted his shirt and showed it to him,” Wengrowski said. After officials were notified, the school instituted a lockdown, which started at 10:30 a.m. and lasted for about 30 minutes.
Perkins, who attends the school for morning courses, later went to Caroline Kennedy Library for a tutoring session where he was arrested about 11 a.m., Library Director Michael McCaffery said.
“He was surprised but it was pretty uneventful,” McCafferty said.
Perkins was arraigned May 8 and charged in 20th District Court before Judge Mark Plawecki for carrying a concealed weapon, which carries up to five years; possesing a weapon in a weapon-free school zone, a 93-day misdemeanor; and felony firearm, a two-year mandatory consecutive sentence, Wayne County Prosecutor Spokesperson Maria Miller said.
Perkins is being held at Wayne County Jail on a $130,000 bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in 20th District Court.
A statement from the Crestwood High School website said “the student with the pistol did not threaten or harm any of the students or personel.”
No statement was made from the Crestwood School District by press time.
(Sherri Kolade can be reached at [email protected])