White Cloud, April 15, 2021- Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney, Worth Stay, announced that a juvenile petition has been issued for a 16 year-old juvenile stemming from an investigation into an explosion at Newaygo High School on March 8, 2021 and subsequent search warrant of a residence.
The juvenile is charged with a violation of MCL 750.211a(2)(a) - Manufacture/Possession of a Molotov cocktail or a similar device. Additionally, the juvenile is charged with violating MCL 750.237a(4) - Possession of a weapon in a weapon-free school zone.
A preliminary hearing was held on April 14, 2021 and future court dates will be set by the Family Division of the 27th Circuit Court.
A juvenile is presumed innocent until proven otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt. Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation is asked to please contact Officer Ryan Dornbos at the Newaygo Police Department, 231-652-1655, ext. 242 or the Michigan State Police, Hart Post at 231-873-2171.