The lockdown issued for all the Whiteford School buildings has been lifted.
OTTAWA LAKE, MI (Toledo News Now) -
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says a former student has been arrested for making threats that caused a lockdown at Whiteford High School, Junior High and Elementary on Friday.
Police have not identified the person arrested, but say he or she is a 16-year-old former Whiteford Public Schools student. The sheriff's office says the former student made verbal threats to blow up school buildings.
The school buildings were on lockdown for several hours Friday morning. District leaders say the lockdown was initiated out of an abundance of caution. The sheriff's office says their investigation indicates the student did not have the means to carry out the threat.
Several parents showed up to take their children out of school for the day before the lockdown was lifted.
"With all the things that happen nowadays and the things you hear on the news, my concern obviously is for the safety of my children. So I'm not going to take any chances and I'm going to get them out of school and err on the side of caution," said one parent.
Here is the alert, sent to us by a parent:
Whiteford School buildings are currently under a low-level lockdown/shelter in place. Normal school activities will take place within the building, but all exterior doors are locked at this time. Student safety is our number one concern and our administrative team has received information from law enforcement personnel that forces us to take this precautionary measure. Again, all normal activities will continue in our buildings during this time.