Student arrested after making threat against Summit Academy High School

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Summit Academy High School on Middle Belt Road, north of Sibley. Photo/Google Maps

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 16-year-old Romulus student who attends Summit Academy High School, 18601 Middlebelt Road, was arrested Thursday evening after he made a threat against the school on Facebook.

An email from school staff was sent to parents Friday morning, informing them of the incident.

It said:

“Last night the Michigan State Police Department received calls through their tip line that a student had made a threat on Facebook against the high school. The Huron Police Department immediately took action. The student was taken into custody. An investigation was completed by the police department.”

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said Michigan State Police notified his department late Thursday evening, and the Summit school recourse officer was called in to help with the investigation.

“We identified him and took him into custody,” Robbins said.

“He made a threat saying that he would blow up or shoot up the school.”

Robbins said that the teen eventually deleted the Facebook post, but not before others saw it and reported it to law enforcement.

The teen will now face a judge in the 34th District Court diversion program. He was released to his parents following the investigation.

“The parents are being cooperative. We searched the home last night and found no weapons or anything else that appeared to be a threat,” Robbins said.

The email from school staff to parents went on to read:

“We take every threat very seriously and prosecute every threat to the full extent possible. We wanted (parents) to have the facts so that you can discuss them with your student. Our district is committed to the safety of our students and staff which is always our first priority.”

For a list of Michigan State Police tip lines, visit this link.


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One thought on “Student arrested after making threat against Summit Academy High School

  1. it's obvious

    When this first happened. I was scared, crazy how something that even the court thought was silly boiled over so quickly. This was never supposed to happen. But it’s all over and done with now.

    Reply

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