FULL LIST: Multiple schools closed in metro Detroit due to threats
11:00 AM, Mar 22, 2018
5:12 PM, Mar 22, 2018
(WXYZ) - 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.
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