Juvenile suspect arrested at MPHS football game

The 17-year-old was found with possession of a firearm

Mount Pleasant High School sits at 155 S. Elizabeth St. on Feb. 17, 2020.


A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Sept. 23, after a gun was found in their possession at a Mount Pleasant High School football game, according to a press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. 

The department was contacted by a Mount Pleasant school administrator, who informed the police that a juvenile spectator at the game may have a gun in their possession.

Officers from the Youth Services Unit immediately responded to the scene and made contact with the suspect. After being asked to step outside the stadium, the suspect began a physical fight with the responding officers. 

A gun was found in the suspects custody, which resulted in officers placing the suspect in custody, according to the press release.

According to the MPPD, the suspect was not a student at Mount Pleasant school system.

Police said this was an isolated incident and that there is no risk to the public. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Mount Pleasant Police anonymous tip line at (989) 779-9111 or Isabella County central dispatch at (989) 773-1000.