Officials: 2 Oakland teens made threats at schools

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Allegedly making threats at their schools have landed two Oakland County youths in trouble and sparked probes, sheriff’s officials announced Tuesday.

Deputies were called to Pontiac Middle School about 1 p.m. Monday after the principal reported that a student sent to the office for behavioral issues said, “That’s why I hate this school, and I’m going to blow it up,” investigators said in a statement.

The 13-year-old was interviewed in the Sheriff’s Office substation with her mother. She denied making the threat, according to the release.

She was taken into custody and was held at Oakland County Children’s Village. A petition is pending, sheriff’s officials said.

Miles away, a Walled Lake Consolidated Schools student also attracted law enforcement attention.

A 13-year-old faced an in-school suspension Friday after allegedly telling a classmate during recess he had a semi-automatic pistol in his backpack, county authorities said.

On Monday, when another acquaintance asked about the discipline, the boy reportedly told her “I have a list, and you’re on it,” according to the release.

“The female became afraid and ran to the office,” the statement said. “While she was running away, the student yelled out, ‘I was only kidding. I would never do that to you, but there are a few people I don’t like.’ ”

A deputy assigned as a school resource officer at Walled Lake Northern High interviewed the student with his parents. The White Lake Township teen was taken into custody and he was held at Oakland County Children’s Village.