Police: Teen arrested for Portage school threat

Posted at 5:35 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 17:37:04-04

PORTAGE, Mich. — A 15-year-old Portage Northern High School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening others at the school.

The Portage Department of Public Safety said in a release that a staff member and other students heard the teen “talking about his plans” and contacted the administration and the school’s resource officer.

Officials said the teen was making violent threats but there were no weapons at the school and students and staff were not in “imminent danger.”

The incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Portage Department of Public Safety at 269-329-4567 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.