Tri County Schools closed due to threat; will reopen Thursday

Posted at 9:35 AM, Dec 13, 2017

SAND LAKE, Mich. – A West Michigan school district is closed today because of a threat made by a student.

Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Allen Cummings sent a note to parents and the community stating school would be closed Wednesday after they learned a Tri County student had “made a threat that could compromise the safety of the school environment.”

In a subsequent letter Wednesday afternoon, Cummings tells parents that the threat has been “effectively addressed by law enforcement and administration, which will allow us to resume a normal school schedule tomorrow.”

The district says that one high school student made the threat towards another on social media.  The student who made the threat is not being allowed back on school property and a school board disciplinary hearing is being scheduled.

The district is also thanking the Michigan State Police, the Montcalm County Sheriff and the Sand Lake Police for performing grounds checks.