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Letter sent to parents after 9-year-old threatens to bring gun to school

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SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A letter was sent home to parents in Saginaw Township after one student threatened to shoot another student.

On Jan. 11, a 9-year-old student got mad at another student and threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot the other student, according to the letter.

The parents of the students involved were called immediately, according to the Saginaw Township Community Schools.

"We received a call Tuesday from a mother concerned that a threat was made to bring a gun to Arrowwood School to harm her son," said Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl.

Police investigated and did not find the threat credible, the letter said.

"We spoke to the parents and discussed the incident with the parents," Pussehl said. "The parents assured us that they had no weapons that were accessible or didn't own any weapons that the child could've taken to school."

The district sent parents the letter regarding the incident on Thursday.

“I am sending this letter out to you to assure you that your child is safe at school and his or her safety will always be a top priority,” the letter said.

But many parents said they never received a letter.

School administrators declined our request for an on-camera interview. They did say the issue was resolved on Monday, before the police were called to investigate. 

Pussehl said current events require authorities to take all threats, even ones made by 9-year-olds, seriously.

"It's not appropriate to make a comment like that because we're going to take it very seriously to ensure the safety of the school, of the other students, and of the public in general," Pussehl said.

>>Click here to see the letter<<

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