Police investigating school shooting threat at Escanaba High School

ESCANABA — Police are investigating a school shooting threat made at Escanaba High School on Wednesday.

At approximately 12:34 p.m., Escanaba Public Safety responded to the school for the report of a student threatening to carry out a school shooting. According to a letter to the parents posted on the Escanaba Area Public School’s Facebook page, the threat was made during a conversation.

Police investigated the complaint and determined that the threats were credible. The student was taken into custody and was evaluated by a mental health professional from Pathways.

Once the mental health evaluation was completed, the suspect was lodged at Bay Pines. Escanaba Public Safety is continuing the investigation into the incident.

The school has also increased police presence at Escanaba Jr/Sr. High School in response to the investigation. According to the letter, all of the doors will be locked during the school day and monitor personnel will be stationed at front and rear entrances to meet visitors, have them sign in and give them visitor’s passes.

Escanaba Public Safety was assisted by the Delta County Central Dispatch Center, Delta County Prosecutor’s Office and Delta County Probate Court.