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Hoax leads to increased police at Waterford schools

Mike Martindale, The Detroit News

Extra police protection is being provided to all Waterford Township schools Monday following a social media hoax warning of violence.

The main entrance of Waterford Mott

Police said they have identified two minors responsible for posting a photo Sunday of someone holding a rife with a warning caption not to attend either Durant or Waterford Mott high schools.

The two students responsible were identified, questioned and left in custody of their parents. The rifle -- identified as a Ruger pellet gun held by one of the suspects -- was confiscated and the matter is being reviewed for possible charges.

Police stressed while the threat was a hoax because of the seriousness of the incident, extra police protection would be provided at township schools.