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Suspect in custody after threat closes Thornapple Kellogg Schools

Posted at 7:48 AM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 04:26:30-05

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — Thornapple Kellogg Schools closed Thursday due to a threat.

An email from the Superintendent's office states, "Due to a threat against the high school, and the lateness of us receiving this notification, all school buildings are shut down today. High school and middle school students are being transported back home."

Later in the day, the Barry County Sheriff's Office announced a subject was in custody for reasons unrelated to the threat.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing, adding the school and the public are not believed to be in danger.

Following the news that a suspect was in custody, the school district announced that school will resume Friday, Jan. 21. Superintendent Craig McCarthy adds the suspect is not a Thornapple Kellogg student.

McCarthy also addressed several rumors surrounding bullets reportedly discovered at the high school. She says one bullet was located on a high school classroom floor earlier in the week, adding that administrators met with the person responsible. McCarthy notes that incident is not related to Thursday morning's threat.

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