Schoolcraft teen arrested for threatening school violence

Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 12:39:15-04

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. — A Schoolcraft teenager is in custody for making threats of violence at a school over the weekend.

According to Schoolcraft police chief Bryan Campbell, at 5 p.m. Saturday the Schoolcraft Police Department received a report from administrative staff at the Schoolcraft Community Schools that the district had been contacted about an Instagram posting that implied violence was going to occur at a school, although no specific school system was identified.

Following an investigation a 14-year-old Schoolcraft boy was identified, arrested and transported to the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home.

The juvenile was arrested for making terroristic threats, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The case has been forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Schoolcraft police believe the teenager acted alone in placing the post to Instagram.

Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to contact the Schoolcraft Police Department at (269) 679-5600 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.