Officers investigate bomb threat at Kalkaska High School

Officers investigate bomb threat at Kalkaska High School

KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Kalkaska Department of Public Safety is investigating a bomb threat that was made at Kalkaska High School Tuesday afternoon.

The threat was made around 3 PM, and staff and students were moved to safety at the Birch Street Elementary School while officials investigated.

"A student had made the bomb threat to another student, so he shared with him that bomb threat," said Superintendent Karen Sherwood.

The Michigan State Police bomb squad and K-9 units were brought in to sweep the entire school.

They determined there were no explosives - and the school was cleared around 11:30 Tuesday night.

Because it took longer to clear, the district canceled school for Wednesday.

Ann Jenkins, a parent of two children in the district, told her kids Tuesday night that school was cancelled.

She says it's hard a parent having that conversation with her children.

"I went into their bedrooms and I had to tell them you don't have school tomorrow and unfortunately it's due to a bomb threat," said Jenkins. "It's not a snow day. It's not something you want to have to go and tell your children."

Officials have confirmed the suspect is a 15-year-old male student at the school, and they are still investigating what lead to the incident.

The superintendent could not say what punishment the student would face, but did say that making a bomb threat is an offense that result in being expelled.

Investigators say the case has been sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

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