Threat forces school district to cancel class for rest of week - WNEM TV 5

Threat forces school district to cancel class, student facing terrorism charge

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TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The Millington School District has closed its doors for the rest of this week, citing a security threat that became evident Tuesday and now, one student is facing terrorism charges.

The prosecutor's office in Caro said in a news release that Millington school administrators contacted the Millington Police Department and Tuscola County Sheriff's Department Tuesday to help investigate possible threats being made toward Millington High School students.

Deputies interviewed several people and following those interviews, two students, ages 15 and 16, were taken into custody. Both are juveniles and are currently being held at a detention facility.

Authorities said their homes were searched and physical evidence was seized.

Based on the evidence, it was determined to be in the best interest of the school system to close all Millington Schools from Wednesday through Friday.

"Every step is being taken to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Millington community and Millington School System," said Prosecuting Attorney Mark E. Reene in a news release.

Anyone with information pursuant to the case is asked to call Millington police at 989-871-2412 or the sheriff's department at 989-673-8161 ext. 2233.

Investigators said they will continue to review evidence and probe the case further. No further details were released.

So far this week, Cass City schools and Marlette schools have canceled class this week due to threats.  

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