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Ionia Public Schools to reopen Wednesday

Posted at 9:29 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 21:29:27-04

LANSING, Mich. — Ionia Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday after being closed Tuesday due to a bomb threat.

State and city police searched the buildings Tuesday and found nothing. They are working with the district to found out who made the threat.

The superintendent was asked if there's a message he'd like the community to take out of all of this.

"It's not only a disruption to the school but also parents and members of the community so I would hope that parents would reinforce with their children that this is a very serious matter and not something to be taken lightly," Ionia Public Schools Superintendent Ron Wilson said.

Making a fake bomb threat is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. The superintendent was asked why the search wasn't done over the weekend.

He said the main reason is that almost every available bomb-sniffing dog was at the Mackinac Bridge on Monday for the annual Labor Day bridge walk.

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