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Suspicious note found at Miller Elementary determined to be non-threatening

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A suspicious note found Wednesday inside Miller Elementary in New Boston that prompted a school lock-down has been determined by police to be non-threatening.

Related: Safety protocols taken at Miller Elementary after suspicious note found in bathroom

Police Chief Everette Robbins said the school resource officer and detective bureau worked late into the evening Wednesday and the student who wrote the suspicious note was identified as an 11-year-old Miller Elementary 5th Grader.

The student was located and is cooperating with the investigation.

The initial investigation determined that the suspicious note was not intended by the student to be a threat.

School administration is handling the situation internally with the student and their parents,  who are fully cooperative, according to Robbins.

“The note contained some key words that triggered concern and an investigation. In response to any potential threat, we will always take the position to overreact rather than underreact. I do not believe there was ever any threat to the safety of the students in this instance,” Robbins said.


Safety protocols taken at Miller Elementary after suspicious note found in bathroom


By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Safety protocols were taken at Miller Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after staff found a suspicious note inside of a girls bathroom.

“This afternoon, a note was found in the girls’ bathroom at Miller Elementary School. The note was written by an elementary student, containing a rhyme that could be considered threatening due to the language used. Although this note may have been considered a ‘prank,’ the response was taken very seriously,” said Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools.

“The note prompted staff to initiate threat assessment protocols and to go into a precautionary lockdown while police investigated the situation. After an analysis of the note’s contents, it was determined that there was no threat to student or staff safety. The school and police are continuing to investigate the incident.”

In a letter to parents and staff, Rowe stressed that parents talk with thieir students about the seriousness of these types of threats.

“Please take time to reinforce that jokes about threats 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,” he said.

View a full statement released by Rowe by clicking this link.

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said his department has a school resource officer and detectives at Miller Elementary and that the investigation is ongoing.

“We will provide updates to the community as soon as we have any new information. The relationship between our department and school administration has never been better and we will work together as a team to solve this issue. Student safety is our number one priority. I believe that it is safe for the students to attend classes tomorrow as we have no specific threat,” Robbins said.

Police conduct local warrant sweep, proactive K9 search of Huron High School

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Police in Huron Township conducted a local warrant sweep Tuesday and a proactive K9 search of Huron High School Wednesday.

During the warrant sweep, police arrested five people on misdemeanor warrants ranging from larceny and traffic violations to resisting arrest.

Offenders from Huron, Taylor and Brownstown Township were arrested, and other offenders that were sought after during the sweep were not located.

It was led by Sgt. Jon Bettendorf and Officer Tom Smith and was a cooperative effort between several divisions within the police department, including the K9 Unit, traffic services unit, community policing officer, detective bureau, and reserve officer unit.

“We will continue to do these proactive sweeps throughout our Township on a regular and consistent basis. We will travel outside our borders to hold offenders accountable,” Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

“We owe it to our residents to continue to be proactive and visible while holding offenders accountable for their crimes. We welcome the community’s assistance. If they have information on someone wanted for a crime, they can feel free to contact our department directly.”

K9 search of schools

The police K9 Unit with assistance from the Wyandotte police and Livonia police K9 units, conducted a proactive and unannounced search within Huron High School Wednesday.

The search was not in response to any particular incident or ongoing problem, Robbins said.

The search was focused on the lockers, and no students were personally searched.

No drugs were located within the school and no arrests were made.

The K9 did signal on a student’s locker and prescription pills were found inside. The investigation revealed the pills were appropriately prescribed to the student.

“A lot of credit should go to the Superintendent and his entire staff for working with us and being proactive in making our schools safe. We promise that we all will continue to communicate and do whatever is necessary to keep our kids safe,” Robbins said.

“Our goal is to do these searches randomly and regularly. It is a great opportunity for parents to speak to their kids about the risks of taking things to school that they shouldn’t.”

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Teen in custody for allegedly making threat against Summit Academy Middle School

Summit Academy

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

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.”

Hundreds of dads and daughters dance the night away in Huron Township

Dads and daughters of Huron Township showed-off their best moves Saturday night at Huron High School. The dance was for daughters in kindergarten through 5th grade and was sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary. Photo courtesy of Katie Young.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Over 500 dads and daughters danced the night away in Huron Township during an event held at Huron High School Saturday night.

The dance was sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary and featured music, pizza, photos, and of course, dancing.

Many community members volunteered and helped make the night extra special for those who attended.

All photos courtesy of Katie Young and Gregory Graham. 

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Student alleges she overheard classmate make threat against Renton Junior High School


Carl T. Renton Junior High School in New Boston

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A student at Renton Junior High School in New Boston told Huron Township police Friday that she overheard a classmate make a threat against another student during an altercation at the school.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said the student and a parent visited the police department Friday evening to report the threat, which was allegedly made earlier that day.

The student told police that during an altercation between two students inside a classroom, she overheard a boy tell another student that he would kill him.

A teacher then intervened and removed the student from the classroom and an investigation was conducted by calling in Huron police detectives, the school resource officer, and patrol and command staff.

The student was suspended from school and all school-related activities and brought to the police department where he was interviewed in the presence of his parents.

Robbins said the boy denied making the threat and denied wanting to cause harm to other students or staff, and was cooperative throughout the investigation.

The student who overhead the threat also told police they allegedly heard the same student make a threat to shoot students inside the school sometime over the last few months.

“I immediately contacted Superintendent Rowe and Principal Mrocko and they worked hand in hand with us throughout the night. We have a great working relationship with them and they were every bit as concerned about these alleged threats as we were. They assured me that they would handle this internally as well and make sure that the students were safe. There is nothing more important to all of us than the safety of our kids. We will continue to work together to make sure our students are safe,” Robbins said.

Robbins said the investigation into the threat is ongoing and information will be forwarded to the Wayne County prosecuting attorney to review for possible charges.

Police and school administration say it is safe to attend classes on Monday.

“We take all of these cases seriously and want to make sure that we are transparent with our community. I do not believe that there is any threat to our student’s safety at this time,” he said.