Rash of local school threats, firearm incidents continue after MI school shooting

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 5:20 AM EST
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IDA, Mich. (WTVG) - Several incidents involving threats and weapons have occurred at schools in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan

Authorities in Ida, Michigan, are investigating an alleged threat made by a student on a school bus on Thursday afternoon, while Bedford Schools said a former student wrote a social media post alluding to a school shooting.

According to a letter from Superintendent Sandy Kreps in the Ida incident, the student is confined to their home. The letter also said the student and parents are being cooperative with law enforcement.

“Please reassure your children that we are doing everything we can to keep our schools safe,” Kreps said in the letter. “We appreciate their diligence in reporting anything that they see or hear that could be harmful.”

Meanwhile, in the Bedford case, the former student’s new school was contacted about the post. After discussing the issue with local law enforcement, the district said there was no threat to Bedford Area Schools.

And on Friday, two weapons incident were reported from Toledo schools. School officials at Navarre Elementary confiscated a BB gun that a 6th grader had brought to school. An 8th grader also brought an actual gun to East Broadway Elementary. TPS said both students will be disciplined.

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