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UPDATE: Bomb threat suspect in custody

Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 10:52:18-05

LANSING, Mich. — Stockbridge Superintendent Karl Heidrich has announced that Stockbridge Community Schools will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and a suspect is in custody following a bomb threat that was written on a bathroom wall.

In an email sent to students and parents, Heidrich said Stockbridge Junior and Senior High administration was notified of a time-specific bomb threat written on a bathroom wall around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning.

Heidrich said the Junior and Senior high buildings were quickly evacuated, local law enforcement was contacted and the Michigan State K-9 unit was brought in to search the Junior and Senior high building.

Students were taken to the SAESA Fire Station on 1009 S. Clinton Street where parents could pick up their kids.

The superintended said later on Monday morning, officials received verification from law enforcement that the building was given an all clear.

Late Monday afternoon, officials received information from law enforcement that a suspect is in custody and is being lodged in the Ingham County Youth Home, Heidrich said.

"We are thankful for the quick action and cooperation of our students, staff and parents," Heidrich said in the email. "The support provided by SAESA, Stockbridge Police Department, and our own Stockbridge Transportation Department ensured that we were able to quickly evacuate the Junior/Senior High students and ensure their safety."

Fox 47 also confirmed that the elementary schools are safe and there isn't any threat.

Students were dismissed early however, "due to the weather."

Here is the full email from the superintendent:

<i>Stockbridge Students and Parents,

Stockbridge Junior/Senior High administration was notified of a time specific bomb threat written on a bathroom wall around 8:45am. Upon obtaining this information, the Junior/Senior High building was quickly evacuated, local law enforcement was contacted, and the Michigan State K-9 unit was deployed to search the building. Later in the morning, we received verification from law enforcement that the building was given an all clear.

Late afternoon, we received information from law enforcement that a suspect is in custody and is being lodged in the Ingham County Youth Home.

Stockbridge Community Schools will be open on Tuesday as normal.

We are thankful for the quick action and cooperation of our students, staff and parents. The support provided by SAESA, Stockbridge Police Department, and our own Stockbridge Transportation Department ensured that we were able to quickly evacuate the Junior/Senior High students and ensure their safety.

Student safety continues to be a top priority for our school district.

Sincerely,

Karl Heidrich
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