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Students suspended after threat reported

Posted: 9:46 AM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 15:19:35Z
Students suspended after threat reported
Students suspended after threat reported

Four Michigan middle school students have been suspended and face possible criminal charges after a threat to shoot up their school was revealed by a parent.

A parent called 911 Wednesday, who told authorities about the threat at Grand Haven Lakeshore Middle School in Ottawa County.

The discussion between the 13 and 14-year-old students centered on using guns against other students and staff Thursday morning.

Officers interviewed the four students and they determined the teens did not have access to the guns they planned to use.

Police are now praising the parent who called in the tip about the threat.

"Do the right thing, not the wrong thing, and let somebody know your thoughts and the reason you're thinking that way and seek help and seek intervention," says Chief Jeff Hawke of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

The school says it was confident there was no longer a threat and opened the school Thursday as normal.

Public safety officers were stationed at the campus all day long.

The four students are currently suspended and are in the custody of their parents.