MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI – On February 21st, 2018, at approximately 1:30pm, Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to L’Anse Creuse High School-North for a school threat report involving social media.
A school official reported to law enforcement that he was notified by a female student of a social media message involving a threat to the school. The message originated from a male who previously attended L’Anse Creuse High School (Central). The school official stated that the male student in question was currently on a long term suspension from L’Anse Creuse High School (Central) for a similar social media threat that occurred in January of this year. Macomb County Detectives spoke with the female who received the original message. The male and female were discussing the male student’s future school enrollment when he stated that he would bomb High School-North if he had to return and attend there.
While continuing to investigate this incident, a second incident was reported on the following day, 2/22/18 at 9:25am. This report was made in Harrison Township at L’Anse Creuse High School (Central). A school official reported that a female student had reported inappropriate conversations taking place via social media. The female reported that the above male student had started a conversation involving several other students and was laughing and talking about school shootings.
Macomb County Sheriff Deputies were sent to the male student’s home in Harrison Township where he was taken into custody and lodged at the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a petition for the male for False Threat to Bomb which is a 4 year felony.On 2/23/18, the male went in front of a Juvenile Court Referee for this charge and was denied bond. He will remain at the Juvenile Justice Center until his next court date which is set for 3-5-18 at 1:30pm. On that date, he will have his preliminary exam for both the current False Threat to Bomb charge and the original charge of False Threat of Terrorism that occurred in January.
“Our office takes these statements very seriously and will continue to thoroughly investigate and hold those committing criminal acts responsible. Our students, their families, and school staff need to feel safe in the educational environment. These types of statements, whether made in jest or some other form, will not be tolerated.” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.
Macomb County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate the 2/22/18 incident.