Roseville school evacuates after 2nd threat in 2 days

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Roseville Middle School was evacuated Wednesday after the school district received its second bomb threat in as many days.

The bomb threat came in just after 7 a.m., said Donald Glandon, Roseville deputy police chief. First bell at the middle school is at 7:35 a.m. Roseville police arrived quickly and made a sweep of the building. There were no devices found to make police believe it was a credible threat, Glandon said.

Just before 10 a.m., the district announced the situation all-clear, allowing students to return to the classroom.

“We treat such threats as potentially valid until proven otherwise,” Glandon said.

In a statement Wednesday on its Facebook page, Roseville Community Schools said: “This morning Roseville Middle School received another bomb threat. The students have been evacuated and are all safe. They will be returned to the building once the police give the all-clear. Elementary school buses will be running late today for this reason.”

Longtime superintendent John Kment said Tuesday it has been “years” since the district received a bomb threat before the first threat Tuesday.

“This is not a frequent occurrence in Roseville,” Glandon said.

Both threats were phoned in to Roseville Middle School, and both were made early in the morning.

Tuesday’s bomb threat forced the district to move the 800 students at Roseville Middle School, in addition to teachers, support staff, and that cafeteria crew, to nearby Steenland Elementary School.

Kment said Tuesday that both Roseville police and the school district were working to trace the source of the bomb threat. He said if the caller can be identified, they would be prosecuted.