Mom arrested for telling Woodhaven bus driver she would shoot someone if daughter was harmed, police say

School went on lockdown as precaution

Lockers in the hallway of a school. (WDIV)

WOODHAVEN, Mich. – A mother was arrested after telling a Woodhaven bus driver that she would go to her daughter’s high school and shoot someone if her daughter was harmed or threatened, police said.

The 52-year-old Brownstown Township woman went to the bus stop on Mahoney Court around 7:37 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26) with her child and made those comments to the driver, according to authorities. The bus driver told someone at the garage, who told someone at the school, officials said. That person went to the police.

Update: Woodhaven High School was under lockdown after parent threatened to shoot someone if daughter was harmed, police say

Officials said the school went on lockdown as a precaution. Police went to the woman’s house and took her into custody.

Officers said they did not find any guns at the house.

“The investigation did not find that the suspect has access to weapons, but concluded that there was probable cause that a threat had been made,” Brownstown Township police said in a release.

The lockdown at the school was lifted.

Police are investigating what is going on with the woman’s daughter that would have prompted her to make the threat, authorities said.

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