Warren De La Salle locked down Tuesday due to social media threat

Posted at 10:41 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 17:22:17-05

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Warren De La Salle students are out of school after a lockdown was issued during the day due to a social media threat, said Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer.

Dwyer says that police do not feel that the threat is credible, and it stemmed from a student protest that got "out of hand" on social media.

We're told that police believe the threat is not credible, but the lockdown continued until the end of the school day.

School administrators said that students were holding a protest this morning over the three students suspended in the hazing incident. Kids were responding on social media to that protest, and that's where the threat came in.

The lockdown comes one day after it was announced the school's football coach is no longer working there after an investigation into an alleged hazing scandal. Additionally, suspended students in the hazing scandal announced Monday that they are filing a lawsuit against the school due to alleged racial discrimination.

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