Officials investigating not credible threats against Brandon, Lake Orion and Oxford high schools

‘Every applicable charge will be sought to bring these perpetrators to justice’

Officials are investigating after threats were made toward three Oakland County schools. The threats have been deemed not credible, according to investigators.Read: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2022/04/09/officials-investigating-not-credible-threats-against-brandon-lake-orion-and-oxford-high-schools/

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Officials are investigating after threats were made toward three Oakland County schools. The threats have been deemed not credible, according to investigators.

The threats were made by phone before noon and targeted Brandon, Lake Orion, and Oxford high schools. Detectives believe the calls came from Florida and New York state area codes.

Extra patrols were assigned to Oxford High School after the threats were made. Detectives said Lake Orion and Brandon high schools also received similar calls.

“We will put every necessary resource to investigating threats against any school, business, or house of worship,” Bouchard said. “We have a pending request before the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for additional personnel to investigate threats and coordinate a response across the county.”

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Oxford High School threats

The caller to Oxford High School claimed to be the former student accused of killing four students and injuring seven other people in the Nov. 30 shooting. Officials said the caller used a fake British accent and made threats to shoot students.

In a second call, the caller had a fake Indian accent and also threatened to shoot students in the school. When asked for his location, the caller said they were in the school. Police said juveniles could be heard laughing in the background.

The school official said law enforcement had been contacted and the call ended the call. A third call was answered by a sheriff’s school resource deputy, the caller threatened to come and slap the deputy if anyone hung up on him. Officials said juveniles could be heard laughing in the background.

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Brandon High School, Lake Orion High School threats

Officials said someone called Brandon High School and said there is a man in a black pickup truck in the parking lot with an AR-15 gun and threatened to shoot up the school.

Detectives called the number back and asked for the person’s location. He refused to give his location. Detectives confirmed the same phone number was used to call and threaten Lake Orion High School

“Any threats are taken very seriously, whether they intended to complete the act or not,” Bouchard said. “Every applicable charge will be sought to bring these perpetrators to justice. This is not a joke.”

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Officials are investigating after threats were made toward three Oakland County schools. The threats have been deemed not credible, according to investigators.

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