Lockdown at Plymouth-Canton high schools caused by unfounded gun rumor

Police respond, but say no threat exists

By John Steckroth - Editor, Ken Haddad

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A school complex in Metro Detroit was placed under a soft lockdown Friday for a police situation.

Police were investigating at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park after a rumor circulated about a possible weapon at school. No gun has been found.

The lockdown has been lifted and students have been dismissed. The district released this statement:

"Today at approximately 11 a.m., the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (PCEP) activated a soft lockdown/shelter in place as a precautionary measure while police investigated a suspicious situation that was reported to school officials. The lockdown/shelter was lifted at 1:45 p.m., allowing students to resume normal dismissal procedures."

PCEP includes Plymouth, Salem and Canton high schools. The high school campus, collectively, has one of the largest student bodies in the country. 

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