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CALL 6: Richmond middle school shooting suspect's mother called police before shooting

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 14, 2018

RICHMOND — An emergency call credited with foiling the shooting at a Richmond middle school on Thursday was made by the teenage suspect's mother, according to multiple Call 6 sources with knowledge of the investigation.

The call was made at 8:11 a.m., by the mother, according to information obtained from Wayne County's Emergency Communications Division.

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Sources tell Call 6, the mother called after the teenage boy had taken another family member hostage and forced them to drive to Dennis Intermediate School, just a little more than a mile from their home.

Once the boy was at the school, he entered the building through a side door and eventually exchanged gunfire with responding officers, before turning the gun on himself, according to the sources.

Call 6 did request a recording of the call made to Wayne County's Emergency Communications Division, but the call is not being released due to the investigation.

The advance call gave the school valuable minutes to lockdown the middle school and allow police to quickly respond to the school, sources say.

On Friday, the Wayne County Coroner identified the teen as 14-year-old Brandon Clegg. His preliminary autopsy shows that he died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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