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.


Huron Township recognized for being on safest city list, most popular small city to relocate to

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Huron Township has felt some love recently after being recognized on a list of the safest cities in Michigan, as well as being named 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to., the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security, recently released a list of the top 100 safest cities in Michigan in 2018, and Huron Township came in at 44.

The list cited 28 violent crimes and 198 property crimes in Huron Township during the year that the data was recorded.

Huron Township has a population of over 15,000, according to the latest census.

Number one on the list was nearby community Grosse Ile Township with a population of 10,123.

They recorded only 2 violent crimes and 15 property crimes in the latest year for which data is available, according to

Let the love continue., a technology company and website that provides moving tools to help people relocate, listed Huron Township as number 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to.

MoveBuddha uses statistics from their website to figure out which small cities people are most interested in moving to.

“Every month thousands of people use our moving cost calculator to help plan their relocation,” said Cristina Tyris, outreach coordinator for MoveBuddha.

“We used this data to figure out the most searched places in America to relocate to with populations between 10,000 to 50,000.”

They then analyzed the thousands of searches submitted to their website over the past year to see which cities and towns in the U.S. are being searched the most.

Huron Township topped that list.

For a full list of cities on the MoveBuddha study, visit this link.


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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Willow Church to host free community dinners throughout 2018


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The Willow United Methodist Church will be hosting free community dinners for everyone who shows.

Starting this year, the church will offer free dinners to the community on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 734-654-9020.

The church is will located at 36925 Willow Road in New Boston.


‘Bomb’ found written on bathroom wall inside Huron High School; police say school is safe

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Police say school is safe to attend after a student found the word “bomb” written on a wall inside of a bathroom at Huron High School Monday afternoon.

Huron Township Police Chief Everette Robbins says the word did not indicate a specific threat, and that threat assessment protocols were put into place after the graffiti was reported.

“I believe that it is safe for students to attend school tomorrow. We will continue to investigate and inform the residents when additional information is available,” he said.

The student found the graffiti at about 2:30 p.m. and it is unknown how long the word was written on the wall.

The investigation is ongoing and involves Huron Township Police Department’s school resource officer, detective bureau, and the Huron school administration.

Based on the timing of the graffiti being reported, the students were dismissed in the normal fashion without incident Monday afternoon.