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No charges issued in threats against Catholic Central High School

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:34:23-05

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — UPDATE: Police said there won't be charges issued in this case.

The Novi Police Department has identified five people they believe are responsible for threats against Detroit Catholic Central High School last week.

According to police, it began after a parent reported their child told them someone wearing a "Guy Fawkes" mask from the movie "V for Vendetta" was making statements through social media to students.

Police say with help from federal partners, they identified three students from Catholic Central were accomplices to the original poster.

The original poster, police say, is someone who lives with his parents in Ohio.

According to police, on Oct. 31, another picture of "Guy Fawkes" was being circulated among CC students claiming that during mass on Friday, everyone would be wearing masks and start killing.

Police say they were able to identify the original poster of the image, a CC student who was not related to the first incident.

All five people were identified and spoken to by law enforcement officials. The acts involved, police say, are punishable by a charge of making terroristic threats, a 20-year felony.

According to police, they will be presenting its investigation to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office for a review of charges.

The high school will be disciplining the four students involved. Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday.