Two eighth grade students at Renton Junior High School in New Boston were arrested Tuesday after they admitted to writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall in the school.
Police Chief Everette Robbins says that the bomb threat was reported at 1:45 p.m. during fifth hour at the school, and multiple units from the Huron Township Police Department responded.
School administration also quickly put the school on lockdown.
Within 15 minutes, detectives were able to identify the students who wrote the threat.
Both were placed under arrest and transported to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center.
Robbins says his department has requested felony charges from the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
“I want to thank the Renton Jr. High Staff, the principals, teachers, secretaries, and custodians for all of the hard work, support, and diligence in keeping our students safe, I cannot express effectively into words how great of a staff we have at Renton. Mostly, I want to thank the hundreds of students that are coming to school and doing the right things each and every day; it is a shame that poor decision making by a handful of students is becoming a reflection on many great young men and women,” he said.
“As we have in each of these incidents, we continued to have a large police presence throughout the school day following the threat.
“I can assure parents that each and every incident is being taken seriously. From a criminal investigative standpoint, we are doing everything within the scope of the law to hold the students accountable for their actions.”
Students were released at the end of the day Tuesday in a normal manner.
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