Escanaba Area Public Schools investigating another violence threat

ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools administration and Escanaba Public Safety are investigating another threat of violence, according to a letter released Wednesday.

The letter, which was posted on the district’s Facebook, states that after school on Tuesday, March 22nd, another verbal threat of violence was made to students at the Escanaba Jr./Sr. High School. The student has been removed from campus as both school authorities and Public Safety complete their investigation.

Escanaba High School Principal Darci Griebel made a statement in the comment section of the post, saying “All students were spoken to today in class about the threats and severe consequences being handed down by law enforcement. This was done to help them realize the seriousness of their actions and severity of the punishment. The school, law enforcement and courts are taking every threat to the full extent of the law. Our primary focus is keeping students safe at all times.”

All threats, even if they are found to be not credible, are taken seriously by the school and are treated the same, according to the letter. Students found to have made any threats face consequences through the school’s Code of Conduct, and possible legal consequences.

The letter applauds the students that came forward to report the situation. It also suggests that parents should discuss the situation with their students and emphasize reporting any suspicious or potentially threatening activity to an adult as soon as possible.

Parents with questions or concerns are asked to contact the school office directly at (906) 786-6521.

The entire letter can be viewed HERE.