Police: 2 Oxford Middle School teens made threats

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office responded on Sunday to an anonymous tip that two Oxford Middle School students, boys aged 13 and 14, publicly discussed "shooting up a local school."

Police reached out to the two students and their parents.

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The 13-year-old said he and the other boy made the threat on a school bus, according to the sheriff's office statement on the case. His parents told police, though, that the student has no access to any guns.

When police reached the 14-year-old, he admitted to the statement but said he and the other boy were joking. His parents told police that the family's guns are secure and that the student had no access to them.

Police say they notified Oxford Community School District, which suspended the students. The case will ultimately be reviewed by the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.