Threats are taken very seriously
I’m writing to you today to inform you of a threat that was posted to social media accounts last night, which forced the closing of school on Thursday. I’m sharing this information with you so that you know we take every situation seriously and that we are fully transparent when addressing difficult circumstances.
Once we were made aware of these posts, we met with officers from the Clinton Township Police Department. Later in the day, we learned that these threats on social media were false. They even targeted some other schools throughout metro Detroit.
Classes will resume as normal Friday in each of our school buildings.
According to the Michigan State Police, one thing that always happens after shootings like we witnessed at Oxford High School is a sudden increase in social media threats with the intentions of closing schools. It is important to know that police take these threats very seriously. I ask that every parent and guardian be aware of what their children are doing on social media. If you have concerns of what you think may be a potential threat, please report it to the school office, principal or law enforcement.
I appreciate the close relationship our district has with the Clinton Township Police, and please know, and remind your children, that making false threats is a crime. If a student engages in creating or sharing false threats we will seek prosecution.
I assure you that we will continue to do whatever it takes to keep our schools safe for the students we are entrusted to serve.
Clintondale Community Schools