WALLED LAKE, MI – The wave of school threats continues in Oakland County as authorities are investigating yet another that was found on social media.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Operation Center received multiple calls on Monday March 20th, 2018, reporting that a threat had been posted on “Snapchat”, a Social Media website, concerning possibly Walled Lake Western High School. The threat alluded to a shooting that was to occur at a school referred to only as “Western”. Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Connecticut in the Village of Wolverine Lake to speak with the student who had reported the post. The student provided Deputies with information regarding where they had seen the message.
This information led Deputies to the 10000 block of Jasmine Drive in the City of Walled Lake where they followed up with another student. The student was able to provide them with additional information regarding the origin of the threatening post. The students indicated to Deputies that they had reposted the information that they had first seen on “Facebook”.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were unable to confirm that the threat was indeed made specifically against Walled Lake Western High School. Local news media was reporting that a similar threat was being investigated by the City of Detroit to a school on the western side of the city.
A Special Agent from the FBI contacted OCSO Detectives investigating the incident and advised that their office was working with the City of Detroit Police Department in reference to the threat made against a “Western” school, possibly Detroit Western International Academy.
It has still not been determined what school the threat was directed at. An added police presence was provided at Walled Lake Western High School today. School Liaison Deputies and School administrators have been notified of the incident.
Detectives will be continuing with the investigation.