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Students with list of names threaten attack at Kelloggsville HS

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating threats made against students at Kelloggsville High School.

Around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, a female student told classmates that she and a fellow 10th grade student were planning to hurt other students during an assembly.

According to witnesses, the male student had a list of names of intended targets. That boy admitted to having a list of names of students he did not like.

Investigators worked with school officials and spoke with several witnesses. They also conducted interviews with the students involved and spoke to their parents, who were cooperative. A search of the teens' homes was conducted but no evidence of an attack was located.

Wyoming Department of Public Safety says the investigation continues, pending review by the Kent County Juvenile Court. The teens have been turned over to their parents.

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Police identify teen killed crossing 54th Street

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A teenage boy was struck and killed while crossing the street in Wyoming Friday evening.

The accident happened in the area of 54th St. and Division Ave.

Authorities say Zachary Leighton Gray, 16, was leaving work at the Subway inside the Shell gas station nearby, when he attempted to cross 54th St. He was hit and run over by a full size extended cab pickup truck.

Gray was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

School of Choice for Teachers

School of Choice for Teachers

Thanks to Schools of Choice programs in Michigan, students are afforded the opportunity to choose a school environment that best meets their learning needs. These programs also offer our state’s educators opportunities to teach in environments that are best suited for them. Just as some teachers flourish in a traditional school, there are those who prefer teaching at a virtual public school, such as Michigan Connections Academy, the school where I teach.

I work with an incredible team of teachers – they are state-certified, specially trained in online learning, recognized as Highly Qualified under the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind Act—and live in Michigan. In fact, even though we teach in a virtual school, more than 60 teachers travel to the school’s office in Lansing every day to lead online instruction for more than 1,700 students across Michigan in grades kindergarten through 12.

Hopkins takes Godwin Heights on the road

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hopkins beat Godwin Heights 40-12.

Quincy Collings had 381 yards rushing for the Vikings.

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NorthPointe Christian pulls away late for win

GRAND RAPIDS, MIch. (WZZM) -- NorthPointe Christian finished the regular season 8-1 following Friday night's 36-15 victory over Kelloggsville.

The Mustangs led 14-0 in the first quarter and pulled away with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets ended with a 5-4 overall mark.

Search lands suspect after homeless camp attack

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies say one man is in custody after an assault at a homeless camp led to a wide police search.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at a camp in a wooded area near 60th Street and Clyde Park Avenue SW.

Investigators say two men got into an altercation at the camp, leading to the assault.

The suspect ran from the scene. Kent County deputies and Wyoming officers joined in the search, which involved police dogs.

They found the suspect shortly after 2 a.m.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and is being treated at Mercy Health Saint Mary's.

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.