Facebook Threats Lock Down Local School

Posted at 1:15 PM, Mar 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-13 13:23:18-04

MORLEY, Mich. – Threats made against Morley-Stanwood High School, 4700 Northland Drive, placed district buildings into lock down Thursday morning.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department said, “Deputies were informed that a student was upset yesterday at school and while at school he went on to Facebook.”  According to a school official, the threat was made to a high school staff member.

According to investigators the suspect wanted to do damage to damage to the building.  The school district was placed into lockdown at 11am Thursday. A school official said the lockdown was lifted a couple of hours later.

The person was arrested on an unrelated charge, said the sheriff’s department.  The name of the suspect won’t be released until charges are formally filed.