UPDATE: Wednesday, March 14th 11:30 a.m.
The Munising City Police Department has identified a suspect in connection with the violence threats written on bathroom stalls at Munising Middle/High School Tuesday.
A 12 year-old female suspect was identified and a confession to writing both of the threats was obtained. A report is being forwarded to the Alger County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
False report or threat of a bomb of harmful device is a felony which carries a maximum penalty of four years and/or a $2,000 fine. If anybody has any questions on this incident please feel free to contact the Munising City Police Department at (906) 387-2275.
MUNISING — Police are investigating two violence threats written on bathroom stalls at Munising Middle/High School, both of which put the school on “secure mode” twice.
According to a post on the school’s Facebook page posted late Tuesday night, a student notified school staff of the first threat at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Law enforcement was contacted, but it was determined that the threat was “not credible” and “very low risk.”
The school went into “secure mode/shelter in place,” where teachers lock their door and continue teaching. At that time, school staff and law enforcement did a search of a building. At about 1:45 p.m., the secure mode was called off and the school day resumed.
Fifteen minutes later, more writing in another bathroom stall was discovered. The school then contacted police, went back into secure mode.
It was determined that this threat was also not credible and very low-risk. The investigation into the writings is ongoing by both school staff and Munising City Police.
Read the entire Facebook post below.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 13 at the Munising Middle/High School, a student brought to our attention that there was some writing on a bathroom stall that could be perceived as a threat. We contacted the Munising City Police, and after assessing the writing with law enforcement, determined that the threat was not credible and was very low risk.
For student safety, we did go into what is called “secure mode/shelter in place”, where teachers lock their doors and continue teaching, and along with law enforcement, did a search of the building. At about 1:45 p.m., the secure mode was called off and the school day resumed.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., it was brought to our attention that there was additional writing in a stall in a different bathroom. We again contacted the Munising City Police, went back into secure mode, and along with law enforcement, determined that the new threat was also not credible, and was very low risk.
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us, and at no time did school administration or law enforcement feel that the safety of our students was compromised.
The investigation into both writings is ongoing in conjunction with the Munising City Police.