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Boy, 15, charged as adult in Mich. school shooting

SAGINAW, Mich. -- A 15-year-old student at Saginaw High School was charged as an adult yesterday in what authorities are calling a gang-related shooting inside the school during Thursday's lunch hour.

Clarence W. Russell III was arraigned yesterday afternoon and held without bail on one count of assault with intent to murder and five felony firearms charges, Saginaw police Sergeant Mark Lively said.

Russell is accused of shooting a fellow sophomore once in the chest. Daniel Foster was in critical but stable condition at a Saginaw hospital yesterday and is expected to recover, police said.

''Nothing vital was struck," Lively said. ''Hopefully he's going to be all right."

Saginaw County prosecutor Michael D. Thomas said the shooting is ''kind of gang-related," but did not elaborate.

Security guards used metal detectors to search students as they entered school yesterday morning. They were asked to report to the school a half-hour early to avoid lines at the main entrance, where a metal detector was installed Thursday afternoon.

Among the charges against Russell is possession of a stolen firearm, a .380-caliber handgun, Lively said.

The boys enrolled at Saginaw High just weeks ago after being released from the same juvenile detention center.

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