FBI: Threat against Detroit public schools not credible

Posted at 6:02 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 12:39:10-04

An unspecified threat led Detroit Public Schools Community District officials to up the level of security at all schools this week.

A statement sent to school staff members Tuesday says the district, "Received a threat to the safety of our schools from an unidentified source." The message is attributed to school police chief Stacy Brackens.

Police tell 7 Action News that the treat was received in the form of a fax message. The FBI has since deemed threat not credible.

DPSCD Police Department Chief Stacy Brackens issued the following statement:

"It was determined by the FBI through their forensic investigation that the threat against the district was not credible. Through their forensic investigation it was found that an agent’s system was hacked. DPSCD Police Department, FBI Detroit and the Detroit Police Department take all threats seriously and will continue to work together to ensure the safety of our community."