Bomb threat at Rockford Public Schools

Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 10:50:38-04

ROCKFORD, Mich. — All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lock down began around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler tells FOX 17 that the threat was emailed directly to him. He says the district has spoken with police, and they have determined that the threat is not credible.

The Rockford Police Department responded to the middle schools, and the Kent County Sheriff Department sent deputies to Rockford High School.

A bomb squad and K9s from Michigan State Police are conducting sweeps of each campus as a precaution.

The lock down is considered standard procedure upon receipt of such threats.