Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Charges School Worker; High School Engineer Suspected in Dangerous Chemical Spill.

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Attorney General Mike Cox

announced today felony charges against a Detroit man for violating a

seldom-used statute enacted as a result of the September 11th terrorist


“I will not tolerate anyone willfully harming a child,

especially in the sanctity of a school,” Cox said in announcing the

complaint. “To do so and for vain, selfish reasons is


The suspect, George Carl Bush, an engineer at Detroit Finney High

School, has been charged in the 36th District Court in a single count

complaint for “either manufacturing, delivering, possessing,

transporting, placing, using or releasing mercury, a harmful chemical

substance, said act being for an unlawful purpose,” a felony that

carries 15 years and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.

The complaint alleges that on Oct. 11, 2001, Detroit’s Finney

High School was closed due to an illegal release of mercury within the

school. Evidence indicates that the suspect had been having trouble

with his fellow workers regarding the allocation of overtime hours, and

threatened to close the school earlier that same day if his union issues

were not immediately addressed. A few hours later, mercury was

discovered intentionally spilled in two (2) of the school corridors.

The Detroit Police Department The Detroit Police Department serves the city of Detroit, Michigan. The department was founded in 1865 to serve the city’s growing population. The department is broken into 6 districts, the central, southwestern, northeastern, western, eastern, and northwestern.

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