Incident at Aspen Ridge Middle School leads to lockdown

UPDATE: Nice Community Schools will be closed Wednesday, after an Aspen Ridge School student apparently died by suicide on Tuesday.

Grief counseling will be offered at the Christ the King Lutheran Church starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

The full Michigan State Police press release can be found below.

At approximately 12:30pm on 4/26/2022, troopers were dispatched to Aspen Ridge School in Ishpeming Township for an incident involving a student with a firearm.  At the time of this incident, a Michigan State Trooper was in a different part the school giving presentations to students.  The trooper immediately responded to the area where this incident was reported and located a lone juvenile male inside a bathroom with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  First Aid was immediately rendered as additional patrol units and EMS responded to the scene.  The juvenile subject was transported by EMS to UPHealth Systems in Marquette where they later succumbed to their injuries.  Aspen Ridge School was placed on lockdown during this incident as law enforcement cleared the building and began their investigation.  The investigation revealed this was an isolated incident involving one student.  There was no threat to other students or the public at the time of this incident.  Law enforcement cleared after a thorough investigation of the scene.  Further investigation will take place regarding the surroundings of this incident.  The name of the juvenile will not be released.  MSP troopers were assisted by Marquette County Sheriffs Dept and Ishpeming Township Police Dept. as well as local EMS.


ISHPEMING – An incident at Aspen Ridge Middle School led to a lockdown on Tuesday afternoon.  Police confirmed the incident and said there is no threat to other students. The incident itself is under investigation. ABC-10 is working following this developing story and will provide updates as they come in. All Schools in the NICE district dismissed at 2 p.m. today.