Dearborn middle school students disciplined for leaving threat in classmate's locker

DEARBORN, Mich. – Brianna Lyons, an 8th-grader at Stout Middle School, opened her locker Monday morning to find a handwritten note that threatened  to kill her and her entire family. 

The school reacted immediately by notifying her parents and police. Dearborn police have identified three boys who they say are responsible. One will not be returning to school and two others are currently suspended with the possibility of criminal charges.

While the family has nothing but praise for how the threat was handled Monday, it has clearly shaken them. Brianna’s mother, Carol, was dumbfounded by the note.

"I never thought I would have to go through this with my kids because we try to protect them all the time," Carol Lyons said. 

Why the boys sent the note is a mystery, but motive isn’t really the issue here. Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said this kind of threat will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Brianna is a strong student at Stout Middle School. She’s active in orchestra and cheerleading and has a band concert this week. She’s going to school and said she’s going to try and concentrate on the music, not on the note.

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