Mom gets 6 months in jail; son drowned in Lake Michigan
HOLLAND, Mich. – A woman has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for neglecting to keep an eye on her son who drowned in Lake Michigan. Miranda Rowe, 33, of Spring Lake Township appeared in court Monday. Her 6-year-old, Iain, drowned at Holland State Park on June 6, a day of high waves and warnings. Investigators said her son was unattended for at least 15 minutes while she was in a bathroom. More than 50 people this year have drowned in Lake Michigan in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
Private school in Michigan teaches outside amid pandemic
ADDISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A private school in Michigan has decided to have classes outside in an effort to give students more space and lower chances of transmitting the coronavirus. Officials at Upland Hills School in Addison Township also have indicated that they want to continue classes outdoors throughout the year using sturdy, temperature-controlled tents when needed, The Detroit News reported. After schools closed in March to curb the spread of the virus, school officials have been determined to have in-person classes. We all just dropped our books and left school and never came back until now," said Rob Himburg, Upland Hills director. “We just knew our kids needed to be back here with their friends as safe as we can make it, and we want them to feel safe."