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South Lyon High School Student In Custody Over 'Potential Threat'

October 10, 2018 - 5:55 pm

SOUTH LYON (WWJ) - A Southwestern Oakland County student is in trouble in connection with a school threat. 

In a letter to parents, South Lyon School District administrators said an anonymous tip came in to South Lyon High School regarding a "potential threat," which resulted in a student being taken into custody by law enforcement. 

It's unclear how and where the threat was made, and what it entailed, as further details have not yet been released. It's also not known at this time if criminal charges are possible.

As an investigation continues, administrators said the student allegedly involved will not be allowed back onto South Lyon Community Schools property.  

"We appreciate having law enforcement available to our schools, as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We also appreciate that the reporting individual used the OK2SAY tip line to share his/her concern,"  the letter to parents continued. 

"We ask that if any students have information about a safety concern, they always inform administration or another trusted adult as soon as possible. Please help our school community by continuing to have these conversations with your children as well."

This comes after, just last month, a 12-year-old South Lyon student was accused of threatening to shoot up Centennial Middle School, claiming he would bring an AK-47 to class. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office charged the boy in that case with one felony count of a false terrorism report, which carries up to 20 years in prison. 

Students anywhere in Michigan can make confidential tips to state authorities through an app, text message, email or the OK2Say website. [Get details here]. Tips are screened by staff at the State Police and shared with schools and local police.