NOVI, Mich. – Four Detroit Catholic Central High School students were disciplined by the school after Novi police investigated two separate incidents involving threatening social media posts, Novi officials said.
Police said they first heard from a parent who reported their child told them a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask from the movie “V for Vendetta” was making “unsettling statements” on social media toward Detroit Catholic Central High School students.
After an investigation that began Oct. 25, police identified three students who were accomplices to the original poster, who police found was an individual living in Ohio with his parents, according to authorities.
The second incident arose on Halloween after another picture of a Guy Fawkes mask was circulating among Detroit Catholic Central High School students, along with claims that everyone would be wearing the mask and start killing during Mass on Friday, according to police.
Novi investigators identified the poster of the second picture: a student from the high school who was not involved in the first incident.
Law enforcement officials spoke to all five of the people involved. School officials said they plan to discipline the students in accordance to the Detroit Catholic Central High School code of conduct. Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday.
Making “terroristic threats" is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, according to Novi police.
“The Novi Police Department and Detroit Catholic Central remain steadfast in providing a safe learning environment for all students,” officials said in a statement. “Any and all threats made against the schools, students and staff will be fully investigated by all means necessary.”