Huron Township police caught a cement truck driver illegally passing a stopped school bus Thursday morning.
Police were intentionally following a local school bus at 6:47 a.m. Thursday morning when a cement hauler completely ignored the red stop lights on the bus.
Here is police dash cam video of the incident that the department posted to social media:
Police say the driver of the truck was cited and company they work for was contacted.
“Our department has received calls from understandably upset parents who witnessed a concrete truck completely disregard the emergency lighting,” the post said.
“As you can see in the video below, a Traffic Services Officer was present, conducted a traffic stop, and issued a citation to the driver. The company management was notified and is taking the appropriate action against the driver.”
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.
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.
Huron Township Police and Wayne County Sheriff’s Canine Unit conducted a proactive search within Huron High School in New Boston on Wednesday morning.
According to police, school administration was not made aware of the planned search until this morning.
The search was not in response to any particular incident or ongoing problem within the schools, police said.
The search was focused on the lockers, and students were not searched.
During the search, an announcement was sent out to high school parents by Principal Megan O’Brien, advising them of the search.
Principal O’Brien also made an announcement over the PA system for teachers to conduct a lock down of the school.
Police say this was done to ensure that students would not exit their classroom, and to check the thoroughness of the high school safety protocol in the event of a critical incident
All student restrooms, the athlete bag room, and locker rooms were searched during the operation.
Upon completion of the sweep, there were several lockers that were alerted by the canines.
A search of each locker was conducted by school staff and nothing illegal was located.
In addition to the sweep for illegal narcotics, two canines certified in locating explosives also participated in the search.
“Our goal, as always, is to be proactive rather than reactive in an effort to keep our students safe,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
“A lot of credit should go to the Superintendent, School Board, Principals, Athletic Director, Teachers, Secretaries, and all other staff that work in the Huron School District. Together, they do all they can to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students.”
The Huron School District announced Thursday that masks will no longer be required in schools.
Masks are still required on buses due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation.
Supt. Donovan Rowe released a statement Thursday morning:
Early this morning, and without prior notification, the Huron School District received a letter from the Wayne County Health Department with an important update regarding face masking in the school setting. On Thursday, February 17, 2022, effective at 8:00 AM, the Wayne County Health Department rescinded their mask mandate for schools.
As a result, effective immediately, students and staff in the Huron School District are no longer required to wear face masks in our school buildings. It is important to note that the Wayne County Health Department continues to “strongly recommend” a layered approach to COVID-19 prevention that includes “wearing masks in indoor spaces.” Consequently, effective immediately, masks will be recommended, but not required by the Huron School District. This is in line with our position prior to the WCHD mandate.
There is one other important detail that I want to mention. Due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation (buses, trains, airplanes, etc. . .), masking on school buses is still mandated. Students and staff are still required to wear masks on all school buses.
The Huron School District announced Tuesday plans to remove the current mask mandate in schools once Wayne County gives the go ahead.
On Feb. 11, the Wayne County Health Department said that they are anticipating lifting the county wide mask mandate for schools on Feb. 28.
Supt. Donovan Rowe released a statement Tuesday saying the district anticipates lifting the mandate on Feb. 28.
“With the support of our community, our district has done an outstanding job remaining flexible while balancing all of the additional external pressures via state and local mandates, while keeping the most important goal in mind, providing a healthy, in-person learning environment,” Rowe said.
“As the masking mandate is lifted on February 28, 2022, students and staff members will no longer be required to wear face masks in our school buildings. It is important to note that the Wayne County Health Department continues to “strongly recommend” a layered approach to COVID-19 prevention that “includes wearing masks in public indoor spaces.” As a result, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required in the Huron School District. This is in line with our position prior to the WCHD mandate.”
Masks will still be required for students and staff on busses.
“Due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation (buses, trains, airplanes, etc..), masking on our school buses is still a mandate, and students and staff must continue to wear face masks while on school buses in compliance with that federal mandate,” Rowe said.
If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Huron HS & JR High School Music Programs are excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, March 6th, from 11am-4pm. For one day only, the High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For information about the sale, go to bit.ly/beds4huron22.
There will be 25 different mattress styles on display in all sizes in styles for customers to try, priced below retail. Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, bed frames, and mattress protectors will be available as well. Brands like Simmons Beautyrest, come with full factory warranties, are made to order, and will be available 2-3 weeks after the fundraiser. Delivery is available. Best of all, the Music Programs benefit from every purchase.
The company, Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) first introduced The Mattress Fundraiser to the Cleveland, Ohio market in 2005. The company now has over 100 locations and works with more than 2,000 schools nationwide. The unique business model helps schools raise thousands of dollars in just one day, and to date, the company has given back over $40 million.
What: Huron HS & JR High School Music Programs Mattress Fundraiser Where: Huron High School When: Sunday, March 6th, 11am-4pm Link: bit.ly/beds4huron22 Watch this quick video that explains how the Mattress Fundraiser works! https://youtu.be/dtWPNME9W2w Contact Tyler.Millard@cfsbeds.com or call (616) 460-1872 for more information.