Novi students charged in school threat

The Detroit News

Two youths have been arrested in connection with alleged threats at Novi Middle School this week, authorities announced Tuesday.

Novi Police Department started an investigation Monday after a parent reported his child told him a student made a threat during the school day, city officials said in a statement.

The pair, who have not been named, did not have access to weapons in their homes, according to the release.

Investigators presented their findings to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, which charged each youth with making terrorist threat, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, the city said.

A detention hearing was held Tuesday at Oakland County Circuit Court. A juvenile referee ordered that both students remain detained.

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 8 at the Probate division of Oakland County Circuit Court.

Meanwhile, the Novi Police Department is expected to have extra patrols at schools this week.