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Juvenile in custody, 2 schools closed as Tuscola County schools continue to deal with potential threats

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Juvenile in custody, 2 schools closed as Tuscola County schools continue to deal with potential threats

TUSCOLA COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - It's getting out of control.

That's how the Tuscola County prosecutor is describing the number of potential threats they are dealing with as two districts kept their doors closed today.

All county public schools were closed Friday in the wake of last week's Oxford High School shooting.

Last night, it was announced that all Tuscola County public schools would be open today.

But Caro and Millington Schools closed again as they wanted time to investigate potential threats. And one juvenile is now in custody in regards to a Cass City school threat.

"Its been frustrating, its been exhausting, its been tiring," says Millington Community Schools superintendent Lawrence Kroswek.

He is describing the last several days as the school district has been dealing with potential threats, rumors, and what Kroswek calls irresponsible social media posts. The latest one was discovered late Sunday.

"A student that maybe wanted to reconnect with friends he had in another area, but it was not meant for Millington Community schools and it just rose to the threshold of concern." he says.

Because of that post, schools were going to open late, at 10 a.m., but Kroswek made the decision to close for the day.

In Caro, schools closed there too after information was received that county prosecutor Mark Reene calls extremely concerning and investigators are still trying to determine if its credible.

Reene was asked if the situation regarding the numerous threats was out of control.

"It is, we have dealt with it before, and we knew it was coming, nothing we didn't expect but its the scope and the repetitive nature, it keeps coming back, there are only so many resources in law enforcement, they haven't been growing," says Reene.

Reene says a juvenile was expected to be arraigned today regarding a threat investigation involving the Cass City schools.

Cass City schools were open today and superintendent Allison Zimba says she expects the district's schools will be open tomorrow.

The district and police had to investigate a second possible threat that was received late this morning.

"We ought to be able to send our students to a place where they can learn and be safe and not be sitting here, frightened about stepping through the door," says Reene.

Kroswek put out a statement saying the Millington district is also looking at security upgrades and at this time, he anticipates school will be open tomorrow.


Terry Camp anchors ABC12 News First at Four and ABC12 News at 5:30. He also reports on issues in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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