Video shows special needs teen walking in middle of metro Detroit highway

Posted at 5:53 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 15:34:43-04

New video causing a stir online shows a special needs teen walking down the middle of I-696 in Oakland County.

It happened on Tuesday on I-696 near Coolidge Highway. The student has special needs and he apparently walked off a school bus and right down the middle of the busy freeway.

Some people ran after him and video shows the traffic stopped.

A driver who came across the teen shot the video and sent it to 7 Action News.

Police say officers were able to safely detain him and take him to the hospital for a medical evaluation.