Farwell Schools Lift Lockdown Following Threat 1-05-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Farwell Schools Lift Lockdown Following Threat 1-05-2011

Schools in Farwell Area School District were on lockdown Wednesday morning after police said a student’s mother's boyfriend threatened the life of a school liaison officer.
The district lockdown was lifted just before 12:30 p.m. after the 38-year-old Farwell man was taken into police custody.
Clare County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Mike Coon told WNEM TV5 the incident stems from a criminal sexual conduct investigation involving two sisters, ages 4 and 10.
Coon said the school liaison officer, who is also a sheriff's deputy, spoke briefly with one of the girls about the alleged incident on Tuesday.
According to a Clare County Sheriff's department news release, the girl’s mother became upset, thinking a formal investigation took place without her permission.
The news release said the mother's boyfriend could be heard in the background during a phone call threatening to kill any deputies that showed up on his porch.
The schools were placed on lockdown because the man's location was unknown, Coon told TV5.
Farwell Schools Superintendent Dave Peterson said parents will receive a notification via the district's "all call" phone system at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
TV5 learned late Wednesday that the boyfriend is facing a misdemeanor charge of malicious use of a telephone.
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