By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted April 11, 2022
A 12-year-old student at Renton Junior High School in New Boston was taken into custody Monday for an alleged school shooting threat.
According to a statement from Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron School District, at 10:15 a.m. Monday, a student reported to a teacher that he received a prank call while at home at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night.
The student reported that the caller made a comment about “shooting up the school” while on the phone.
The student also stated that the person called back shortly after, saying that the previous call was all a prank.
Rowe said as soon as this was reported, school officials notified the school resource officer, and the alleged caller was immediately brought to the office, her locker was searched, and her belongings were searched.
The alleged caller admitted to making the call, and she stated that it was a joke.
Police say the student’s parents were notified, and the investigation is ongoing.
The case will be sent to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecutorial review and the possibility of charges. The juvenile 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 and is not funny under any circumstance,” 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. 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,” he said.