By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Feb. 24, 2022
A 14-year-old student at Huron High School in New Boston admitted to writing bomb threats on multiple bathroom walls in the school on Thursday.
According to police, the Huron Township school resource officer and high school administration investigated the threats made Thursday, and soon after police took the student into custody.
Police said the student admitted to writing the threats.
The student’s locker and belongings were searched, and no weapons were located.
The student’s parents were notified, and the investigation is ongoing.
The case will be sent to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible charges.
The student will be held in custody pending that review.
“Unfortunately, the statement and quotes we make are the same as always. I am honestly unsure how the message has not gotten out to all students that this behavior and threats of this type are unacceptable,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety. “We have worked hard to have a strong visible presence in and around our schools in an effort to make parents and students feel safe. We will continue that presence. This investigation resulted in a quick resolution due to the staff at Huron High School and we thank them for their quick response and assistance.”
Police and the schools will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy for threats.
“We will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding threats of any kind to our schools and our students, period. Once again, we ask parents to have this discussion with your children at home tonight. We all want the same thing for our children, a safe and comfortable learning environment within our great school districts.”
Superintendent Donovan Rowe made a statement regarding the threat on Thursday:
Graffiti was found drawn on a bathroom wall in the high school that caused concern for our team. As a result, our team worked with the Huron Township Police Department to watch video and determine who drew the graffiti on the wall.
Following the investigation, we were able to determine who drew the graffiti, and the individual is being disciplined in accordance with the Huron School District Code of Conduct and in cooperation with the Huron Township Police Department.
Due to the significant community impact that these types of incidents can have, we are asking for parents and educators to help us in communicating to our students the severe impact these “pranks” can have on students, parents, and staff. Please talk to your son or daughter, stressing the importance and potential impact that their language can have on the school community, whether that is in the form of a verbal statement, note, graffiti, or social media post. Please take time to reinforce that jokes about threats, inappropriate graffiti, and/or threatening language of any kind in a school setting is not funny and will be taken seriously by school officials and law enforcement.
Student safety is our primary concern, and we will continue to work closely with the HTPD to keep our schools safe. It is unfortunate that, like many other school districts, we found ourselves dealing with inappropriate graffiti. Nevertheless, I want to thank you for your patience and trust in our process as we continue to work to keep our students safe.
We have wonderful families in Huron, with great kids. If we all work together, we can help keep our kids safe. I appreciate your support in this area.