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Student facing expulsion after authorities investigate threats towards Oakridge Public Schools

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 19:45:04-05

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One Oakridge High School Freshman is facing school discipline up to and including expulsion after being identified as the source of a threat made to Oakridge Public Schools.

Muskegon County Sheriff's Office deputies in tandem with Local and Federal Law Enforcement Task Force Investigators identified an unnamed freshman at Oakridge High School as the origin of a threat made to Oakridge Public Schools.

The student claimed the threat was made to "get out of school," according to Superintendent Tom Livezy.

"Please take a moment this evening to remind your children of the severe consequences that can come with posting threats to schools," writes Livezy. "Threats are not a joke and consequences will be severe for this type of behavior." 

While the freshman is facing criminal charges in addition to school discipline, Task Force investigators are continuing to investigate the incident to determine if there are additional suspects.

Livezy says Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson will provide a lecture on social media usage to students grades 6–12 this Friday.

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