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Authorities Investigate Gun Rumor at Lahser High School

The Bloomfield Township Police Department looked into a rumored threat of a shooting on Dec. 21, but said it was unsubstantiated.

 

Officers with the Bloomfield Township Police Department investigated a rumored threat of a shooting at Lahser High School before winter break, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The parent of a Lahser student brought their child to the Bloomfield Township Police Department at about 10 p.m. Dec. 20 after hearing a rumor about a specific student that planned to bring a gun to school and shoot people on Dec. 21, a post on the department's Facebook page stated.

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Patrol officers and the department's school liaison officer went to the rumored student's home and questioned the male student and his parents. They determined the rumor was unsubstantiated and the investigation is closed. Further details were not immediately available, and it is unclear from police reports if any disciplinary action is anticipated.

The investigation came amid heightened security concerns at schools across America following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Locally, Birmingham police said they arrested a Groves High School student last week after he was accused of sending out a threatening tweet about the school on the Twitter social media website.

In a letter sent to parents district-wide earlier this month, Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Rob Glass said administrators met with police officials following the shooting and reviewed security plans. Glass said they offered some updates, but were assured the plans are sound and "some of the best they’ve reviewed."

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