Bomb threat delays start of classes at Grosse Pointe North

Ursula Watson
The Detroit News

Grosse Pointe Woods — Classes at Grosse Pointe North High School were delayed Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat.

According to a press release from principal Kate Murray, the school’s administration learned of a bomb threat at 7 a.m. made by a current North student on social media.

The Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department was contacted and then located the student at home. He was placed into custody and it was determined that the threat was a hoax.

Police directed the school’s administration to clear and close the building at 7:30 a.m. A fire truck and police car had been blocking the front entrance of the school. At 8:05 a.m., the building was declared safe by the police and reopened.

“The safety of your students is our first priority,” said Murray in the release. “This sort of hoax is not only disruptive to our students, but impacts all of us on an emotional level. This sort of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Students at the school missed classes Monday due to a power outage following damaging thunderstorms Friday but electricity was restored Monday.