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Report: Student Charged in Armed Assault at Ferndale Digital Learning Center

Police said a 17-year-old student attacked another student who is a member of a rival gang, according to an article in the Daily Tribune.

A student at Ferndale's Digital Learning Center was charged Friday with felony assault after a gang-related fight at the school, according to the Daily Tribune.

The 17-year-old student reportedly attacked another student who is a member of a rival gang at about 1 p.m. Thursday near the entrance doors to the school gymnasium, the newspaper reports.

The student, who was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and is jailed on a $25,000 bond, may have been armed with a knife or half of a pair of scissors at the time of the assault, according to the article.

The alternative high school, which opened this year, is located at 427 Allen.

Last week, six students were arrested at the Digital Learning Center after a fight outside the school.

Fern qwerty November 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
I can't believe what I'm reading. You have the power to weigh the hearts of the majority of the students there? Impressive. You visited the school? Bravo! Now come sit on my porch and get screamed at and threatened by dlc students speeding down my street on the wrong side of the road. See the litter thrown everywhere. Watch the cop cars block my driveway twice a week (which they are welcome to do, God bless them, but they shouldn't have to). You propose no solutions, just rhapsodies about all the sweet kids there while my neighborhood sinks into gang violence to line the district's pockets.
Fern qwerty November 05, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Rhapsodise, rather.
Ferndale_1986 November 05, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Ferndale Public Schools have become an annex for the failed Detroit Public School District, run at Ferndale taxpayer expense.
Fed Up with Ferndale Schools November 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM
This is a perfect example of why people are fed up with the current board. Instead of addressing this very troubling issue as to why you are allowing gang members into our community and schools, you proclaim that everything is fine because YOU visited the school one time. I personally know two people that work there and they will tell you that it is anything BUT fine. There are students there that are wearing tethers, there are gang members, there are NUMEROUS students that have no interest in learning and are only there because they are being forced to go. Until FPS does a better job of screening the students and keeping out the thugs, gang members, etc., then the school needs to be shut down and, unfortunately, the students that YOU claim are there because they really want to learn (even though nobody else has been able to figure out who those students are) will have to go elsewhere. The board and the administration made this mess and need to fix it NOW. No longer will we sit still for your ridiculous claims that this school is benefiting our district in any way but financially. Close it down immediately.
Ferndale_1986 November 05, 2012 at 11:36 PM
spot on. you nailed that one.

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