Several schools in metro Detroit are closed Thursday due to threats.
The following schools announced closings because of threats:
- Bradford Academy - Oakland County
- Crescent Academy - Oakland County
- Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Detroit Service Learning Academy - Wayne
- Einstein Elementary - Oakland
- Farmington Central High - Oakland
- Farmington Community School - Oakland
- Fitzgerald Public Schools - Macomb
- Frederick Douglass International Academy - Oakland
- Great Oaks Academy - Warren
- Hamtramck High School - Wayne
- Horizon High School - Wayne
- Jalen Rose Leadership Academy - Wayne
- NOVA Discipline Academy - Oakland
- Oak Park Alt. Educ. Ctr. - Oakland
- Oak Park Freshman Institute - Oakland
- Oak Park High - Oakland
- Oak Park Prep - Oakland
- Oak Park Schools - Oakland
- OLHSA Oak Park Head Start - Oakland
- Pepper Elementary - Oakland
- Redford Union High School - Wayne
- Thurston High School - Wayne
These schools are closed Thursday for reasons not yet known:
- ABT High - Wayne
- Crescent Academy - Oakland
- Hope Academy - Wayne
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said since the Florida school shooting on Feb. 14, DPD received a total of 40 threats, consisting of two bombing threats, 34 shooting threats, and two bombing and shooting threats.
At one of the targeted schools, John R. King Academy, class was already in session when the bomb squad arrived at the school on the report of a suspicious package. The kids were dismissed for the day after it was found to be safe.
Anyone arrested could potentially face charges of terrorism and making threats online. If convicted, those charges carry a 20 year penalty.
Craig said in the last 24 hours, DPD has received 23 threats. Three juveniles and one adult have already been arrested for numerous threats. Craig says more people will be in custody soon.
"It's going to end," he said. "We know that these types of threats create significant fear."
The chief also says any parent found covering for their child could also face charges.