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June 1, 2018, Canton, MI – Early this morning, officers from the Canton Police Department arrested a 17-year old student in connection to a bomb threat made against the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park yesterday via social media.
Upon being notified of the threat, Plymouth-Canton Community School (P-CCS) officials, along with the School Resource Officers and officials from the Canton Police Department, assessed the situation and began an investigation which led to the arrest of one suspect, believed to have acted alone.
Although police officials have determined there is no threat to the safety of staff and students at P-CEP, there will be an increased police presence on campus today along with the School Resource Officers.
“We applaud the very responsible individual who quickly reported this post to school administration, and we continue to be proud of our community’s dedication to keeping our schools safe,” said Monica L. Merritt, P-CCS Superintendent of Schools. “Student and staff safety will remain the number one priority of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.”
P-CCS officials will continue to work with police as they finalize their investigation before turning it over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges.
“The Canton Police Department is dedicated to thoroughly investigating all threats to the safety of our residents, and specifically our student population,” said Deputy Director of Police Chad Baugh. P-CCS and the Canton Police Department are grateful for the actions of the individual who notified authorities of the threat.