Copycat threats close dozens of Michigan schools after Oxford High School shooting
At least 60 Michigan schools closed Thursday, and several arrests have been made over threats.
At least 60 schools in Michigan closed Thursday, and more than 20 will close Friday following a string of threats following a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School, near Detroit, where four students were killed.
While authorities expected false threats following the initial incident, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the current number of threats are “completely off the charts,” the Detroit News reported.
The department had to call in assistance from the FBI and the Secret Service to assess the claims. “If you’re making threats, we’re going to find you,” Bouchard said.
Several arrests have already been made in relation to the threats.
One 17-year-old high school student in Flint, Mich., was arrested Thursday after she allegedly posted a rap-style video on social media threatening to commit a mass shooting. She faces charges of 20-year felonies including a false threat of terrorism and committing a crime using a computer.
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