Clinton Township student suspended for threatening 'kill list' in Snapchat group

15-year-old lashed out at students who were teasing him, police say

A Snapchat conversation in which a Chippewa Valley High School student made threats regarding a "kill list," police said. (WDIV)
A Snapchat conversation in which a Chippewa Valley High School student made threats regarding a "kill list," police said. (WDIV)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Clinton Township high school student has been suspended for making Snapchat threats regarding a "kill list" targeting others who teased him, according to police.

The 15-year-old Chippewa Valley High School student lashed out at mulitple students who were teasing him, but nobody was ever in danger, investigators said.

Police said they took the student to his home and found no guns during a search.

Authorities submitted a juvenile petition for a misdemeanor misuse of a telecommunications device warrant.

Here is a letter that was sent to parents about the incident:

"Dear Chippewa Valley Ninth Grade Center parents and guardians,

"I am writing to you today to let you know about an incident that happened during second hour at school. One of our students was on Snapchat and made some disturbing comments. He posted that he wanted to hurt a few of his fellow classmates.

"A student notified us of the posts and we removed the student from class. We immediately contacted the police to conduct an investigation. The student and his parents were questioned by police and they searched the student’s locker and his home. No weapons were found.

"The safety and security of every student is our number one priority. Every member of the Ninth Grade Center team is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for our students. Please join us in this effort by taking some time to talk with your child about the seriousness of making threats. Any student involved in making threats on social media or at school will face serious school and legal consequences, including the possibility of permanent expulsion.

"Keeping our schools safe is a collaborative effort involving students, parents, staff, community members, and law enforcement personnel.

"If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for your continued trust and support."

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