NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Northville High School students were released early on Thursday afternoon after a report of a weapon forced the school on lockdown.
The district says the lockdown was put into place because of reports that a person may have entered the Northville High School building with a gun. All of the other schools in the district were also placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Police conducted a room-by-room search of the school and found no evidence of a weapon. Students were dismissed on a room-by-room basis. They were let go individually.
Multiple police agencies were called out to the scene, including the Wayne County Sheriff's office and Michigan State Police. The investigation is ongoing.
The following was posted on the school's website:
The police have completed the room by room search of Northville High School at this time, and have not found any evidence of a weapon.
Northville High School will conduct an organized, coordinated early dismissal of students as follows:
Students will be released room by room, individually, and will be released ONLY to buses, to walk home, or to drive home. Steps are being taken to ensure the safe release of students.
No parent pick-ups will be permitted at Northville High School; all students who don't walk or drive to school will be advised to board the bus that goes to the elementary school closest to their home. Elementary schools will monitor the parking lot, and provide assistance to high school students who have questions.
In order to provide enough buses for the Northville High School dismissal, AM Kindergarten bus dismissal will be delayed.
PM Kindergarten, and PM ECIP classes have been CANCELLED for all Northville Public Schools. PM Pre-K (Early Childhood) classes will be in session.
A follow up note will be sent when buses are released from Northville High School, with an update regarding the release of AM Kindergarten students who ride buses home.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we all work together to keep our students safe.
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