Alpena Junior High Student expected to be Charged with Bomb Threat

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ALPENA, MI – The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office has identified a Thunder Bay Junior High 7th grade student for being responsible for the bomb threat that occurred on May 1st, 2018.Thunder Bay Junior High School - Alpena

The Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation and identified a student responsible for the bomb threat. This most recent bomb threat caused students and staff to be moved to a safe location while the threat was being investigated. The campus was later cleared with the assistance of a Michigan State Police K-9 unit. This same student also admitted to an additional bomb threat which occurred earlier this year.

Student safety remains the highest concern for both the Sheriff’s Office and Alpena Public Schools.

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office will continue this investigation and will be requesting charges with the Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Making a terrorist threat or false report of terrorism is a felony and is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 year or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or both.

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