NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — One person has been taken into police custody after a large police response in Norton Shores Friday.
The scene was on Woodside Drive near the Mona Shores Middle. Norton Shores Police Department Lt. Marc Vanderstelt said police went there for a domestic situation and a report of possible shots fired. He said there were three siblings in the house at the time.
Officers set up a perimeter, called in SWAT and advised neighbors to shelter in place. Mona Shores Middle School went into secure mode, essentially not allowing anyone in or out, though classes continued. An email from the superintendent assured parents that “all students are safe and in school.”
Officers entered the home Friday afternoon and took one person, a man in his 60s, into custody, Vanderstelt said. The suspect was peaceful.
No one was injured, Vanderstelt said.
Though the situation was over, class at the middle school dismissed early at 2:05 p.m.
Mona Shores Public Schools Superintendent Bill O’Brien praised police for their efficient response and his staff for their flexibility.
“Certainly, it seems hectic from the outside but it’s been controlled, really, the entire time by our Norton Shores Police Department and their communication and their incredible collaboration with our district leaders,” O’Brien told News 8. “And really our school staff. You just can’t even put a measure to what they do in these kinds of situations in stepping up and supporting kids.”