Students allegedly make threats at Hudsonville middle school

Posted at 1:08 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 13:08:20-04

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – Ottawa County officials say that they are taking some threats made by middle school students seriously, even though they don’t believe the threats are credible.

Ottawa County deputies were called Monday to the Baldwin Street Middle School after staff learned threats were made to specific students.  Deputies have interviewed 12- and 13-year-old juvenile suspects and their parents.

Deputies say that it does not appear the threats were meant to be carried out, but all threats are taken seriously.

Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 616-738-4000 or Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.

Hudsonville School Superintendent, Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek issued the following statement:

The District learned of a possible threat to specific students and staff at Baldwin Street Middle School.  We immediately contacted the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, which initiated an investigation.  For student privacy reasons, I cannot share all of the details surrounding the case, but I can say that we, both the Ottawa County Sheriff’s department and school officials, do not believe that there is a any threat to any members of our school community.  The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and I’m happy to talk with anyone in our school community who has concerns.