Man Arrested After Being Named In School Threats; Has Criminal Past

Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 20:23:11-04

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. –  The man who police say was named in a threat which resulted in the lock down of multiple schools Friday has a criminal past.

Investigators were still on the scene of the man’s Orangeville area home Friday morning where they found meth and marijuana inside.

FOX 17 News has learned the suspect is 50-year-old Michael Bourdo.  He was convicted of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and most recently possession of methamphetamine.  According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, the suspect is still carrying out a three-year sentence for the meth conviction.  All offenses happened in Barry County.

Investigators tell FOX 17 Bourdo was on drugs when an anonymous caller called police and said Bourdo claimed he was going to ‘shoot up a school’ early Friday morning which prompted school lock downs in Barry, Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, including Delton-Kellogg.

Bourdo was taken into custody at his Bever Road near Orangeville on unrelated charges to the alleged threat, according to authorities.  He was arrested for being a felon with a firearm and operating a meth home while on probation.  A small child was also removed from the house by Child Protective Services.

Charges are not likely today, according to authorities.