NEW BOSTON, MI – On Tuesday May 3, 2016, at 1:45 p.m., the Huron Township Police Department responded to Renton Jr. High in regards to a bomb threat that was written on a bathroom wall within the School.
Huron Township Command, Detectives, the School Liaison Officer and Patrol Staff responded along with the Evidence Tech Unit. Renton Jr. High school administration immediately placed the school on lockdown. Two 8th grade students were quickly identified, within 15 minutes, by detectives as the persons responsible for writing the threat. Both admitted their involvement and they, along with their parents, are fully cooperating with the investigation. The students were placed under arrest and transported to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center. The Huron Township Police Department have requested felony charges from the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Students were released from school at the end of the school day in a normal manner.
“I want to thank the Renton Jr. High Staff, the principals, teachers, secretaries, and custodians for all of the hard work, support, and diligence in keeping our students safe, I cannot express effectively into words how great of a staff we have at Renton. Mostly, I want to thank the hundreds of students that are coming to school and doing the right things each and every day; it is a shame that poor decision making by a handful of students is becoming a reflection on many great young men and women.”
“As we have in each of these incidents, we continued to have a large police presence throughout the school day following the threat.”
“I can assure parents that each and every incident is being taken seriously. From a criminal investigative standpoint, we are doing everything within the scope of the law to hold the students accountable for their actions.” -Chief Robbins