Bathroom-wall threat prompts Dowagiac Union Schools to close Wednesday

Posted at 10:50 PM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 22:50:23-04

DOWAGIAC, Mich. —  All Dowagiac Union Schools will be closed Wednesday, after a threat was found Tuesday on a bathroom wall at Dowagiac Union High School.

District superintendent Paul Hartsig said in a Facebook post Tuesday “the threat stated that an act of violence was going to occur (Wednesday) at 10 a.m.”  He said the threat prompted an immediate investigation by the Dowagiac Police Department , which determined there was “no immediate threat” to staff or students.

Elementary Parent teacher conferences are still scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the school district.

It isn’t the only district-wide school closure Wednesday prompted by a written bathroomthreat. Central Montcalm Public Schools also have closed their classrooms, the third West Michigan school district this week to do so.