Local school goes on lockdown after bomb threats - WNEM TV 5

Local school goes on lockdown after bomb threats

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CLIO, MI (WNEM) -

A local school went on lockdown twice in one day. The first happened early in the day on Monday. The second was just minutes before the kids were about to go home. 

There were tense moments after a threatening message was found in a restroom on Monday at Carter Middle School in Clio.

"We got an announcement over the PA system and they were like 'we're going to go under soft lockdown because we have threats in one of the bathrooms at the school.' Then we were in lockdown until about half way through second hour," said Dylan Stevens, eighth grader at Carter Middle School.

Police were called to investigate the threat.

"We had the building searched. We brought in the K-9 from the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. First of all there was no credible threat, but we did that just as a precaution for the students and the staff. There was no device found," Clio Police Chief Rick Witham said.

Then the school went back into session until another threat was written on the bathroom wall in the seventh and eighth-grade bathroom.

Witham said a student was taken into custody for the afternoon threat.

Students, parents, administrative and law enforcement all said what a poor decision the two students made on Monday. They might be facing much more than just a suspension.

"The police are taking these very seriously. And there will be legal ramifications there, probably as well as financial ramifications for the family," said Fletcher Spears III, superintendent of Clio area schools.

Stevens and other students had a message for the kids that disrupted their day.

"That's ridiculous. If you're that immature to write on the bathroom stall saying there's a bomb in the school when there's really not," Stevens said.

Police said Tuesday morning another student has confessed to writing the first threat.

Witham said he'll forward his report to the Genesee County prosecutor for possible criminal charges.

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