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Suspect who called in a threat to buses at Portland schools now in custody

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 20:14:13-04

PORTLAND, Mich. — A suspect is in custody after Portland Public Schools dealt with a threat on Wednesday morning.

The school Superintendent William Heath sent out a press release about the incident.

He said that they were notified of the threat that was called into 911 that involved Portland school buses.

The bus drivers were notified and all of the buildings were placed on "secure mode," according to Heath.

The school worked closely with the Portland Police Department, Ionia County Sheriff's Department, and the Michigan State Police (MSP).

MSP checked out the buses and gave an "all clear."

Heath says that the investigation "progressed rapidly" and that the Portland Police were able to give the all clear to resume the scheduled school day.

"Because of the fast response and quick investigation, we were able to get all of our buses back out on the road in time to transport the elementary students."

Heath added that he was notified that the suspect that made the call confessed and is in custody pending charges.

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