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High school student arrested after allegedly threatening peers

Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 22, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich- A 17-year-old student from West Catholic High School has been arrested after police say they admitted to posting a threat online on Sunday. That threat, which several students received on Instagram, warned a number of students to stay home on Monday; others were told that harm would come to them if they showed up.

That threat was brought to the attention of school officials and police around 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Administrators teamed up with Grand Rapids Police and were able to determine the threats were not legitimate. A search warrant led authorities to that teenage suspect.

That suspect’s name isn’t being released. Officials also haven’t said anything about a motive in the incident.

The Diocese of Grand Rapids says that classes will be in session as scheduled on Monday and that administrators will be on hand to help answer questions anyone may have.

The Diocese is also thanking the students and parents who brought the threat to their attention and say that West Catholic remains committed to students’ safety and well-being.