Anchor Bay School District will reopen Thursday following school threat

Posted: 5:45 AM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 03:01:28Z

The Anchor Bay School District will reopen Thursday. The school was closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of a threat, according to district officials.

The school district released the below statement:

We have been notified by the Michigan State Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff Office that the investigation is complete and the threat was deemed to be a false statement. Based on the confession of the tipster, our schools are safe for the return of students and staff. 

School safety remains a priority and we will have extra police presence around our school buildings tomorrow.  In addition, any student or parent that needs extra support can speak with one of our counselors and/or social workers.  Students will be reminded of the importance of sharing any safety concerns with an adult, but also the consequences for making up false reports.  Unfortunately, this is a very uncertain time in our nation and we just can’t take anything for granted.

We are pleased with the work of our law enforcement and grateful there has been a peaceful resolution. Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Leaders say a threat to a high school was reported Tuesday morning through the "Ok2Say" app. 

Michigan State Police investigated the threat.