Classes at an Independence Township school cancelled Monday after student makes threats

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Independence Township — A private Catholic high school in Independence Township cancelled classes on Monday after school administrators saw social media posts they believed to be threatening violence against the school.

On Monday an Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy interviewed a male and a female student from Everest Collegiate High School & Academy thought to be connected to threatening social media posts according to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's department.

The 17-year-old male admitted to making the Instagram posts that implied some sort of gun violence, while an interview with the 16-year-old female found she was not involved with making any threats of violence toward the school, the sheriff's department said.

The incident remains under investigation and will be reviewed by the Oakland County Prosecutor's office.