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Tighter security planned at school following threat

Written threat found in bathroom

Ann Arbor – Students at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School were told to expect tighter security at school Friday morning because of a bomb threat.

According to school officials, a written threat was found in a boy's bathroom on the second floor. Police said the threat suggested someone would bring a bomb to school.

Police searched the building on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was closed Thursday for records day and bomb sniffing dogs will be there Friday along with security checks at the school entrances.

School officials also plan to restrict movement within the school on Friday and told parents students will not be able to leave classes without a pass.

According to police, the threat stated, "I have a bomb Friday, I swear," but it did not give specific details.

A letter issued by school principal Sulura W. Jackson stated ,"While we understand this is an incovenience, it is important for students to understand how seriously we take this situation." 

The letter went on to say, "This type of threat not only disrupts our ability to fully serve our students but it creates an ongoing atmosphere for uncertainty in our school community. The Skyline community should be a safe place for our students and staff."

Similar precautions were taken at Forsythe Middle School after a bomb threat was made there in February.