Armed individual caused Groves lockdown

By: Alex Tekip | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published May 9, 2016


Birmingham Groves High School is resuming its normal school day after being  on lockdown from approximately 10:25 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. May 9 after a despondent, armed individual was found on the school’s baseball field.

Beverly Hills police notified school officials that the situation was resolved with the cooperation of the individual involved around 11:25 a.m. Students and staff were given the all clear around 11:40 a.m., according to an email the school sent out to parents. The situation did not involve a current Groves student or staff member.

The Birmingham Public Schools Education and Administration Center, which adjoins Groves, was also placed on lockdown.

“There’s no question this was a serious situation requiring immediate response,” said Birmingham Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad.
Nerad said the situation didn’t present itself within the building. He said anyone who was outside was brought into the building, as the armed individual was outside.

According to a release from Beverly Hills police, additional information about the individual involved will not be provided.