Whitmore Lake schools closed Wednesday due to threat of violence

Posted: 11:01 PM, Mar 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-14 03:01:17Z

All of Whitmore Lake schools are closed for Wednesday due to a threat of violence.

The superintendent posted on Facebook that the threat was against one of the schools, but that all will be closed.

Here is the text of the message that was posted:


Message from WLPS Superintendent, Tom DeKeyser: 

Good evening, I regret to inform you tonight that I am canceling school for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, due to a threat of violence against one of our buildings. 

Shortly after school today, I received information about the threat. Northfield Township Police were notified immediately. Individuals were taken into custody, however, the case is still considered "active." As such, I am taking the added precaution of canceling classes in all buildings tomorrow. This will give the police, who are working through the night, added time to conclude the investigation.

I will provide an update on this situation tomorrow afternoon and how it impacts afterschool and evening activities.