No weapon found after Snapchat sparks shelter-in-place at middle school in Plymouth

Shelter-in-place lifted at East Middle School

Lockers in the hallway of a school. (WDIV)

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Officials with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools said no weapon was found at a middle school after several students reported seeing a Snapchat picture showing a gun.

Plymouth police investigated the report of a weapon on Wednesday morning (March 8) at East Middle School. Several students said they had seen a Snapchat picture showing what they believed to be a gun on the school’s campus.

A precautionary shelter-in-place was issued while officials searched school property.

Police said they confirmed there was never a weapon on campus. The shelter-in-place was lifted.

“We would like to thank the city of Plymouth Police Department for its timely response and great support provided throughout this situation,” district officials said in a release. “We also would like to thank our incredible staff and students for conducting themselves in a calm, respectful, and responsible manner.”

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