Police probe possible Troy High School shooting threat

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 15-year-old Troy High School student allegedly implied on social media that they would carry out a school shooting, according to Troy police.

Police said they began an investigation with the Troy School District after becoming aware Wednesday morning of the incident.

"The statements alluded to an interest in shootings and could be interpreted as an implied threat, though it is important to note that no direct threats were made," said Kerry Birmingham, spokeswoman for the Troy School District, in a statement Wednesday.

Police did not release the exact nature of the threat.

“At this point, it is not believed that the juvenile had any means to carry out this threat,” police said in a statement Wednesday. “It is suspected that other juveniles may have been aware of the threats. The investigation is open.”

In an email to parents, district officials shared a statement from police and stressed that law enforcement did not believe any students were in danger Wednesday.

“Troy High administrators worked with police to quickly to gather information and ensure that student safety was the top priority,” Birmingham wrote.

Police said Wednesday that there would be increased patrols at the high school until the matter is resolved.

​The student involved will not be attending the high school during the investigation, Birmingham said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at (248) 524-3477.


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