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UPDATE: Ionia Department of Public Safety says threats aren't credible after cancellation of middle school events

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-13 17:23:22-04

IONIA, Mich. — The Ionia Department of Public Safety (IDPS) said on Facebook today that the threats made to the school that cancelled middle school events held by Ionia Public Schools this weekend were not credible.

The department said they have been investigating several threats of violence towards Ionia Middle School, which prompted the cancellation of a school dance on Friday (March 11) and a Daddy-Daughter dance on Saturday (March 12).

IDPS say that the threats were made on Snapchat, starting on Friday and continuing through the following day.

After investigation, police found that the person that the threats came from another state.

The FBI is now assisting with the investigation

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