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Threat against Detroit's public schools leads to heightened security

Posted: 6:02 PM, Sep 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-28 12:17:03Z

An unspecified threat has led Detroit Public Schools Community District officials to up the level of security at all schools this week.

A statement sent to school staff members says the district, "Received a threat to the safety of our schools from an unidentified source." The message is attributed to school police chief Stacy Brackens.

School will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, the statement says.

Police tell 7 Action News that the treat was received in the form of a fax message.

On our Facebook page, some parents say they've received recorded phone messages from the district informing them of the security threat. Several also say they will not send their children to school on Wednesday.

The school system's police department will work with the Detroit Police Department to have added security at all schools.

Statement sent to DPSCD staff

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) received a threat to the safety of our schools from an unidentified source. Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. In response to the threat, the DPSCD Police Department in collaboration with the Detroit Police Department have heightened security at all schools while a thorough investigation is conducted.  Classes will proceed tomorrow as scheduled.