CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Students have been dismissed after all three Plymouth-Canton high schools were placed on lockdown while police investigated a possible threat, district officials said.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene to assist police after a report of a person with a gun, deputies said.
Update: Students dismissed after lockdown at Plymouth-Canton high schools for threat investigation; Schools closed Friday
Nobody had been taken into custody as of Thursday afternoon.
Officers from Canton, Plymouth and Plymouth Township were called to the campus to investigate the threat, according to authorities. The campus serves 6,200 students, according to the district.
Here’s the full message sent from the district to parents and guardians:
“All three high schools at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are in a lockdown at this time. Police and security staff are investigating a potential threat and we will communicate with you as soon as we have more information. Please do not go to the P-CEP campus, as no vehicles will be allowed to enter.”
Police have investigated hundreds of school threats over the past nine days following a shooting that left four students dead and seven people injured at Oxford High School.
“If you’re making threats, we’re going to find you,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said last week. “It is ridiculous you’re inflaming the fears and passion of parents, teachers and the community in the midst of a real tragedy.”