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UPDATE: Gwinn Area Community Schools to reopen Tuesday after alleged threat

The threat was a report of a high school student who was to have a gun in school on Monday; an investigation concluded the story was fabricated.
Published: May. 17, 2021 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 4:20 PM EDT
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GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Monday: Gwinn Area Community Schools (GACS) will reopen Tuesday after investigation for an alleged threat.

GACS students and staff were out of school Monday to investigate the alleged threat-a report of a high school student who was to have a gun in school on Monday.

A thorough investigation was conducted by Forsyth Township Police and school administration.

The joint conclusion is the story was fabricated by the reporting student.

“We thank our community and parents for their patience while we worked through the numerous pieces to ensure our GACS students and staff are safe at school,” the school said in a release.

School will resume again on Tuesday, May 18.

A regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Gwinn Middle/High School Library.

ORIGINAL STORY: Gwinn Area Community Schools is closed for all students and staff on Monday.

According to the school’s Facebook page, the closure is due to the investigation of an alleged threat.

Superintendent Sandy Petrovitch says once the investigation is complete, the school will provide more information.

A regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Gwinn Middle/High School Library.

TV6 will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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