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Michigan schools hit by string of threats during past week

Several schools report threats on social media, bullets in buildings

Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores was on lockdown Feb. 26, 2018 after a bullet was found inside the school. (WDIV)

DETROIT – ClickOnDetroit has reported a rash of threats against schools in Michigan over the past two weeks. 

The incidents have ranged from threatening comments on social media to bullets being found in school buildings. Some threats have prompted lockdowns at school buildings and at least one has forced an entire school district to cancel classes for a day

Here is a recap of all of the school threats we have reported in the past week: 

Authorities in Manistee County arrested a teen Feb. 19 after a threat was made to “shoot up” Brethren High School in Dickson Township. Police confiscated an AR-15 from the boy’s home.

READ: Michigan teen arrested after making threats against high school in Manistee County

The next day, a student at Almont Middle School was reported to have brought two loaded airsoft guns to class. School officials said the student had been "addressed by the appropriate authorities."

READ: Student found with 2 loaded airsoft guns at middle school in Almont

A student at South Lyon High School was charged Feb. 20 with making a false report or threat of terrorism after messages on Snapchat were shared with authorities about re-enacting the school shooting in Florida.

READ: South Lyon High School student charged with making threats of re-enacting Florida shooting

Garden City High School was placed on lockdown Feb. 21 after a bullet was found inside the school. Police had said there was no direct threat to students of faculty. 

READ: Lockdown lifted at Garden City High School; No threat detected

A 15-year-old was arrested Feb. 21 in connection with a threat against Melvindale High School. The threat was allegedly sent on Snapchat stating that he was going to "shoot up the school" and included a photograph of a someone holding a gun. The student was charged with false report or threat of terrorism.

READ: 15-year-old Melvindale High School student in custody after alleged threat posted

Plymouth-Canton Education Park was placed under a soft lockdown Feb. 23 after a rumor circulated about a possible weapon at school. No gun was found.

READ: Lockdown at Plymouth-Canton high schools caused by unfounded gun rumor

Later that same day, Berkley High School was placed on lockdown after a bullet was found in the auditorium hallway. Officials said they didn't believe any students were in danger, but place the school on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

READ: Lockdown lifted at Berkley High School after bullet found; officials believe no students in danger

Milan Area Schools were evacuated Monday after the district received a bomb threat and classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

READ: Milan Area Schools evacuated after bomb threat; school canceled Monday

Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores was on lockdown after a bullet was found inside the school Monday morning. The district released a statement later Monday morning explaining a single bullet was found in a locker room in "what we believe was an effort to disrupt school operations."

READ: Bullet found at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores prompts lockdown

A student investigated for a school threat in January was arrested last week for allegedly making a threat to bomb L'Anse Creuse High School-North, according to police. An official at the high school told Macomb County deputies on Wednesday that a female student reported a social media threat to the school. An official at the high school told Macomb County deputies on Wednesday that a female student reported a social media threat to the school.

READ: Student suspended for school threat accused of new threat to bomb L'Anse Creuse High School-North

Wayne-Westland Community Schools were closed Tuesday due to several threats posted on social media. School administrators pleaded for parents to check their children's social media accounts.

READ: Wayne-Westland Community Schools closed Tuesday due to social media threat

RELATED: Oakland County sheriff enforces ‘zero tolerance' policy with school threats

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