FARMINGTON, Mich. – A 17-year-old boy from Redford Township was sentenced Monday afternoon in connection with a social media threat that prompted two schools to close in the Farmington Public School District.
Myreon Daquan Davis pleaded guilty to false report or threat of terrorism.
The message was posted to social media at the end of the school day on March 21. School officials called Farmington Hills police after learning about the threat and investigators determined Davis was responsible. He was arrested that night.
Farmington Community School and Farmington Central High School were closed the following day out of an abundance of caution.
Davis was a student at Farmington Central High School. The school sent the court a letter stating that Davis would be allowed to come back to school for his senior year.
Davis was sentenced to three years of probation.
There were a number of threats in Michigan since the massacre that killed 17 high school students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Federal authorities and local law enforcement have stressed serious charges with stiff penalties for anyone suspected of making a threat of violence against a school.
While the charges may include 20-year felonies, the actual sentence handed down could be lighter.
In the first of many sentences to come in connection with the string of school threats, a 17-year-old boy was sentenced to three months in jail and three months of probation after pleading guilty to two 20-year felonies and two 4-year felonies. He was even sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act to keep the criminal offenses off his record.