Several Oakland County School Districts Closed Thursday Due to Threats

Several Oakland County School Districts Closed Thursday Due to Threats

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 1, 2021)

Oakland County, MI – Several Metro Detroit area school districts have opted to close schools on Thursday, with some closing Friday as well.  Some closings have happened along with explanations of the threat while others have simply announced a closure.  Several announcements reference threats and note that the threats are not considered credible.

For example, Rochester Community Schools sent a message to parents stating “There have been rumors circulating on social media indicating that other high schools may be at risk of experiencing a tragedy similar to the one that occurred recently at Oxford High School.  At Rochester Community Schools we take all threats very seriously.  All rumors continue to be thoroughly investigated by our local law enforcement. Although there appear o be no credible threats at this time, we are pausing in-person and virtual learning for the day out of an abundance of caution.”

A statement from Clarkston Community School says “Our district has worked closely with the OCSO to investigate each threat with a possible connection to CCS. At this time, none of the threats investigated have been deemed credible. However, the volume of indirect threats in the county makes it impossible for law enforcement to investigate each threat thoroughly.”

Here’s an ongoing list of what we know in Oakland County so far. Please check with your local district for the most up to date information.

Bloomfield Hills Schools

Brandon School District

Clarkston Community Schools

Clawson

Farmington Public Schools – Farmington High School, Farmington Central High School, and North Farmington High School

Hazel Park

Holly Area Schools and Holly Academy

Huron Valley Schools – Lakeland High School, International Academy West, IA, LHS, Milford High School, Harbor High, Muir Middle School, White Lake Middle & Oak Valley Middle School

Novi

Lake Orion

Lamphere

Madison District

Oxford Schools

Rochester Community Schools

South Lyon

Southfield

Troy Public Schools

Walled Lake

Warren Consolidated

Waterford

West Bloomfield

If you know of others, please message us at editor@oc115.com.

Parents and students should be aware of the state-wide tip line, OK2SAY. OK2SAY encourages confidential tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at students, school employees or schools. Their phone number is 855-565-2729 (8-555-OK2SAY). Their text number is 652729 (OK2SAY) and their email is OK2SAY@MI.GOV.

This story is a work in progress and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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