MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE 12:15 pm (3/14) - The Munising City Police Department received a call from the Munising High School reporting a possible Bomb Threat around 1:00 pm, Tuesday. The reported threat was found written on a wall in one of the bathrooms and was reported to authorities.
Officers from the Munising City Police Department immediately responded. School Officials placed the school into “Shelter Secure Mode” and the school was searched by Law Enforcement and School Staff. Nothing suspicious was found in the building and at 1:50 p.m. the School resumed normal operation.
At approximately 2:05 p.m. a second new threat was found written on a wall in a different bathroom. School Officials again placed the School into “Shelter Secure Mode” and the investigation into the incident continued.
A 12 year old female suspect has been identified and has confessed to writing both of the threats. A report is being forwarded to the Alger County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
False report or threat of a Bomb or Harmful Device is a Felony which carries a maximum penalty of 4 years and/or $2,000.00.
If anybody has any questions on this incident please feel free to contact the Munising City Police Department at 906-387-2275.
According to the Munising Public School’s Facebook page, the Munising Middle/High School went into "secure mode" twice Tuesday. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing with the help of Munising City Police.
Below their Facebook status, which was posted late into the evening Tuesday.
“At approximately 1:15 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 13 at the Munising Middle/High School, a student brought to our attention that there was some writing on a bathroom stall that could be perceived as a threat.
We contacted the Munising City Police, and after assessing the writing with law enforcement, determined that the threat was not credible and was very low risk.
For student safety, we did go into what is called "secure mode/shelter in place", where teachers lock their doors and continue teaching, and along with law enforcement, did a search of the building.
At about 1:45 p.m., the secure mode was called off and the school day resumed.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., it was brought to our attention that there was additional writing in a stall in a different bathroom.
We again contacted the Munising City Police, went back into secure mode, and along with law enforcement, determined that the new threat was also not credible, and was very low risk.
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us, and at no time did school administration or law enforcement feel that the safety of our students was compromised.
The investigation into both writings is ongoing in conjunction with the Munising City Police.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Munising City Police.
Their number is (906) 387-2275