Police, Rockford Schools identify student suspect in string of bomb threats

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 18:20:17-04

ROCKFORD, Mich.--FOX 17 News has confirmed through multiple sources that Rockford Public Schools and police have identified a student suspect who they believe is responsible for a string of bomb threats.

You might remember, there were numerous threats over the past school year, some targeting students, others promising harm to the district and even singling out the Superintendent, Dr. Michael Shibler.

The suspect, who would be going into his junior year at Rockford, is a minor, and is not currently in custody. However, he is expected to face multiple criminal charges as a juvenile in the near future.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department has announced a press conference for 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning which will include Rockford Police, Rockford Public Schools, the Kent County Sheriff's Department and the FBI.

FOX 17 News will be there and provide further updates following the news conference.

Sources also say that there is at least one other suspect involved in the case, who may be linked to other threats against various West Michigan school districts.