By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
A 13-year-old student at Summit Academy Middle School, 18601 Middle Belt Road, was taken into custody by Huron Township police Monday morning after he allegedly made a threat against the school that was overheard by multiple classmates.
An investigation was conducted by Huron police detectives, the school resource officer, and patrol and command staff, Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.
The school currently contracts for a full-time school resource officer.
Police and school administration say school is safe to attend.
The student was transported to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center.
Summit Academy released a statement following the incident:
“As you know, we take school safety very seriously. Today we were made aware of rumored threats made by a current student. We worked with Huron Township Police School Resource Officer Czernik to investigate the allegations. The police took the student into custody and they will continue the investigation. We want you to know that we take all concerns very seriously and we will continue to be vigilant,” the statement said.
The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted to the Wayne County prosecuting attorney for a review of possible criminal charges.
“This is great opportunity for all parents to once again have a conversation with their students about the seriousness of making threats against a school. I can assure the community that every case will be handled seriously. These threats can result in felony charges. I also urge parents to check their children’s phones and social media account as often as possible,” Robbins said.
“We are working hand in hand with the administration at Summit Academy. They have great safety protocols in place and have never wavered from making student safety their top priority.”