Redford Union High School dismissed, MacGowan Elementary evacuated due to bomb threat

MacGowan Elementary School parents asked to pick up students at Beech Elementary

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Two schools were evacuated in Redford Township due to a bomb threat, officials said. (WDIV)

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A high school was dismissed early and an elementary school was evacuated Friday due to an anonymous bomb threat, according to Redford Union Schools.

Redford Union High School and MacGowan Elementary School were evacuated around 12:45 p.m. Friday due to an anonymous bomb threat called in to the high school, officials said.

All Redford Union High School students were dismissed for the day.

School officials announced after 2:30 p.m. that law enforcement officers and K-9 units searched the buildings and didn't find any suspicious devices. Both schools have been deemed safe, police said.

MacGowan Elementary School students were evacuated to Beech Elementary School. Parents who can pick up their children are asked to do so at 1 p.m. at Beech Elementary, which is located at 19990 Beech Daly Road.

Children who aren't picked up by their parents will be dismissed from Beech Elementary at their normal 3:15 p.m. dismissal time, officials said.

Beech Elementary School students who ride the bus might have a delay in their afternoon dismissal, officials said.

School will resume as normal on Monday, officials said.

"The District wants to thank the administrators, staff, board members, parents, and law enforcement officers for handling this matter as quickly and professionally as possible," the school said in an email statement. "Our students also did an excellent job of following instructions in response to the abrupt change to their school day. These emergencies necessitate complex decisions and require a great deal of organization and patience. As always, our primary concern is student and staff safety! We thank everyone for your ongoing support."

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