Teen charged in threat against Farmington High School

Deonte Kahlil Johntay Erwin accused of phoning in bomb threat on April 21

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - An 18-year-old Farmington High School student has been charged with making a bomb threat at his school and is also being investigated for other threats in New York and Florida.

Deonte Kahlil Johntay Erwin is facing a charge of false report or threat of terrorism, a felony punishable by 20 years in prison, for allegedly calling the Farmington Hills Police Department on April 21 with the threat.

As a precaution, police swept the high school with a bomb-sniffing dog, checked backpacks and had extra patrols that day.

In addition to the charge, police said they are pursuing making Erwin pay for the extra expenses that resulted from the additional security.


Erwin was arraigned at the 47th District Court. A not guilty plea was entered and bond was set at $25,000, or 10 percent.  Erwin was released after posting bond.

Police said investigators have also associated Erwin with three other school bombing threats in New York and Florida.

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