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Police investigating threat at Davis Junior High School in Utica

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Posted at 8:05 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 09:17:35-04

UTICA, Mich. (WXYZ) — Davis Junior High School in Utica will remain open Tuesday despite a threatening social media post, according to school officials.

The Sterling Heights Police Department informed the school of a social media post of a threatening nature regarding the school. The Sterling Heights Police Department is actively investigating as a similar message was posted regarding another school outside the district.

"We are investigating. We've increased the police presence at Davis (Junior High). Not a substantiated threat right now," said Sterling Heights Police Lt. Bastianelli.

Police presence will be at the high school Tuesday.

"Davis is and will continue to be a safe learning environment for students," said Principal Brian Shepard in an email to parents.

"It is important to speak to your children regarding appropriate use of digital communication, and that our district will not tolerate a threat of any kind. Individuals who make threats will face consequences from law enforcement and if determined to be made by a student, actions from the school," Shepard said.