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Parents react to student rap video about shooting up Marysville High School

Posted: 10:33 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 23:21:15-04

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Police continue to investigate after a Marysville High school student allegedly made a rap video threatening to shoot up the school.

Administrative staff became aware of the video shortly after 2:00 pm. Police were immediately notified and started their investigation.

Sandra Cook has a son at the school. She says the school handled this incident quickly and effectively.

"I feel like it’s something we’re going to have to keep dealing with," Cook said.

Marysville Police were called to Marysville High School Tuesday afternoon after a student allegedly made a video rapping about shooting up the school and posting it on social media.

"Social media, YouTube, all that stuff. These kids just have too much access. So whether they’re really thinking of doing this or it’s just something they do in a whim, you get caught now," Cook said. "I feel like our district, our superintendent notified parents quickly. They told us that police were already investigating,"

The student in that video wasn’t at school Tuesday and school officials notified the parents of the student involved about what happened.

I spoke with a few students off camera who say the student in the rap video is a nice kid, and made a big mistake.

"The school notifying everybody right away, with the police being brought in right awa,y they don’t take threats lightly," Cook said.

Officers later arrested the Marysville High School student on domestic terrorism charges.

The school superintendent sent out a letter to parents, that reads in part,

“As you already know, our highest priority during a serious incident or crises in the district is the safety and well-being of our students, staff and visitors. Consequently, the above mentioned incident will be fully investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”

"I just wish that the world was a little bit different that we didn’t have to worry about these things," Cook said.

The student is currently at the Macomb County Juvenile Detention Center and is expected to have a hearing Wednesday afternoon in St. Clair County.