Charges filed in threat that locked down East Grand Rapids schools

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 17:48:21-04

RAPIDS, Mich. - The Kent County Prosecutor has announced felony charges stemming from Monday's threat at East Grand Rapids High School.

Windell Sallie, 28, was arraigned at the 61st District Court on a charge of False Report of Terrorism, which carries a potential sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.  Prosecutor Chris Becker also says Sallie is charged with a misdemeanor forIllegal Entry.

Sallie has an extensive, violent criminal history that dates back ten years. Previous crimes include domestic violence and home invasion.

East Grand Rapids High School and Middle School were on partial lockdown most of the morning Monday after a student reported to school officials being threatened over the weekend during a family dispute.  That student was removed from class for his protection and the schools were placed on partial lockdown until the suspect was located and taken into custody.

Bond is set for Sallie at $250,000. His next court date is early October.