Plymouth-Canton high schools to go virtual next week following Thursday lockdown over threat
Three high schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district will shift to virtual learning for one week after a Thursday threat triggered a four-hour lockdown at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP).
Live stream: Officials address copycat social media school threats in Metro Detroit
Law enforcement officials are holding a news conference Thursday afternoon to address what they are calling "a tidal wave of copycat threats" to Metro Detroit school districts in the wake of the horrific shooting at Oxford High School.
University of Michigan police investigate online shooting threat targeting women on Ann Arbor campus
The University of Michigan Police Department is investigating a message posted on a Russian-operated confessions website indicating an intent to carry out an active shooter incident targeting women on campus October 4 with the year not specified.
Police investigating bomb threat in Downtown Harbor Springs
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. – Harbor Springs police received a bomb threat in the area of Main and State streets in Downtown Harbor Springs. The Harbor Springs Police Department, Michigan State Police and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department are actively investigating the threat. Harbor Springs schools were locked down until 4:15 p.m., which is when students were released. The public is asked to avoid the Downtown Harbor Springs area. Anyone with information should contact Harbor Springs police at 231-526-6211.
Michigan congresswoman warns growing threat of domestic terrorism needs more focus
She discussed the terror threats this weekend at the Michigan Capitol where law enforcement officials were on high alert over a scheduled protest. “If domestic terrorism is allowed to flourish that will be a physical threat to our citizens so I’m trying to grapple with that and shift feet,” she said. Michigan is clearly no stranger to domestic terrorists and extremist groups. Long a hot bed for anti-government groups the state has some of the most extensive domestic terror laws on the books. After the inauguration she said finding where these extremist groups are online, and how they train and coordinate will be the first steps in curbing this latest rise in violence.
Man arrested for online domestic terror threat targeting Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. – A domestic terror threat posted on social media targeting the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is being investigated. On Saturday, Jan. 2 the MCSO was notified about the social media post. In the online post a man threatened to harm the law enforcement agency and blow up its building if the MCSO did not send someone to arrest him by Jan. 13. Later the man threatened to kill anyone who attempted to arrest him for any reason and noted that his post should be considered a terrorist threat. The man was identified as a 37-year-old from Gaylord with ties to the Monroe County area.
Viral warning of threats of violence isn’t real, NAACP says
DETROIT – A viral Facebook post claiming the NAACP received information that white nationalists and neo-Nazis were planning violent attacks on people of color is false, the organization claims. The social media message received traction online and caught the attention of law enforcement officials. The NAACP said the message did not come from them and that they had not received any credible threats. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of the NAACP Detroit Chapter. He said people started calling the Detroit branch, concerned about the potential of violence from white supremacists.
'We can disagree without being disagreeable’ -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin responds to death threats
DETROIT – Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said she received a violent threat and she’s sounding the alarm about an increasingly volatile election. Slotkin said she’s seen both Republicans and Democrats targeted this election. Despite that, Slotkin said threats have been escalating during this election cycle. But she added she wants Michiganders to push back against rising threats of violence as we get closer to the election. We will not resort to violence and threats," Slotkin said.
Hear from mother targeted with violent, racial threats by man she met through Taylor church program
INKSTER, Mich. – A terrorizing message was sent to an Inkster mother last July. READ: Man pleads guilty to threatening Taylor woman due to her raceThe Facebook page the message came from had two friends. Sunset Church of Christ in Taylor did not shut down due to the threat. Wyatt pleaded guilty Wednesday to intentionally threatening physical harm to a woman to obstruct her free exercise of religion. His mother told police that Wyatt was angry that the church tried to council him on his drug use.
Man pleads guilty to threatening Taylor woman due to her race
DETROIT – Ronald Wyatt, 22, pleaded guilty Wednesday to intentionally threatening physical harm to a Taylor woman to obstruct her free exercise of religion. The Department of Justice said Wyatt admitted he targeted the woman because her race. “Although the First Amendment protects free speech, it doesn’t give anyone the right to obstruct the free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening violence or bodily harm. Prosecuting those who violate the civil rights of Michigan citizens is some of the most important work we do. This plea today is the first step towards justice for this innocent victim.”Wyatt faces up to a year in prison.
Michigan man threatens President, Vice President, schools, says police cant stop him, arrested same day
GRAND BLANC, Mich. Jeffrey David Cox, a Grand Blanc resident, was taken into custody Saturday after authorities claim he made threats to kill the President and to bomb several locations. I plan to assassinate the President and the Vice President. Nobody can stop me.I will kill and murder Sophia Winningham, the State of Michigan Adult Protective Services social worker.I will place a bomb in all Mott Community College campuses set to detonate on Monday, May 18, 2020. I will also go on a shooting spree and kill all of the students and staff at all of the campuses of Mott Community College sometime next week. That same day, Grand Blanc Police Department detectives, officers, and U.S. Secret Service agents executed a state search warrant at Coxs home in Grand Blanc and arrested him.