Threatening note thrown through window at Boyne City High School
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A lockdown at Boyne City High School was lifted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, with students being allowed back into the building.
School maintenance staff reported items were thrown through a first-floor window at Boyne City High School before school started early Monday. A message attached to the items contained threatening language.
Police wouldn't say what exactly what the message was, but did say it was bomb related.
Staff and students followed safety protocols and reported to the middle school for several hours.
“Just got to the school and the janitors were locking all the doors and I saw teachers and everybody started coming out of the building and all the kids who were here already were heading over to the middle school, and so that’s all were heard and so I just kind of followed the crowd," said Lauren Fitzpatrick, a senior at the high school.
The Boyne City Police Department and Charlevoix County Sheriff were on-site to conduct a visual inspection and review surveillance video.
A Michigan State Police Canine Unit was brought into the school to do a safety inspection as well before students were allowed back into the building.
The latest statement from officials with Boyne City Public Schools is below:
During the lockdown, students were allowed to be picked up from the middle school.
“Yes, very much worried, because the world we live in is a scary place sometimes when it comes to school’s," Gordon Howie, one of the student's grandfather.
School leaders issued the following public statement regarding the incident Monday morning: