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Police investigate possible gun threat at Grosse Pointe North High School

Student poses with gun in photo with the caption, 'Don't go to school today'

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – A high school has contacted the police after being alerted to a threatening message posted on social media Thursday night, police said.

According to authorities, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday, Grosse Pointe Woods police were notified of a threat on social media involving two Grosse Pointe North High School students bringing a gun to school. The threat posted was a photo of a student holding a gun and was captioned "Don't go to school today," police said.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that the photo was forwarded to a friend who admitted to writing the caption and sharing it on his SnapChat Story with the intention of trying to get the school to close Friday. He claims to not have anticipated the photo to circulate as quickly as it did, police said.

Grosse Pointe Woods police have recovered the firearm in question, which is being held by police at this time.