Monroe student arrested for 'terroristic threats'
A 14-year-old Monroe County student at Whiteford High School, was arrested Saturday night for making "terroristic threats" against the school.
The investigation into the threats began Thursday when school staff contacted the sheriff's office and reported that the student had allegedly made "threatening gestures inside of a classroom," according to a statement from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
On Saturday at 7 p.m., the sheriff's office picked up the teen at his home and arrested him without incident. He's being held Monroe County Youth Center and formal charges are expected Monday.
The arrest in Monroe is the latest in a string of Metro Detroit high school students being arrested for making threats against their schools.
Ryan Robert Debruyne, 17, was charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism against South Lyon High School on Tuesday. He is held at Oakland County Jail on a $10 million bond.
A 15-year-old Melvindale High School student, whose name has not been released, was charged Thursday by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office after allegedly making threats via SnapChat to "shoot up" the high school.
On Friday afternoon, Berkley High School was on lockdown after a bullet was found on school grounds. Plymouth-Canton schools had a "soft lockdown" after a report that a weapon was on campus, but none was ever found. And Belleville High School had an increased police presence after Friday morning began with discovery of a phoned-in threat.