Clawson police investigate alleged threat against high school

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Clawson — Police are investigating an alleged threat made against Clawson High School on Thursday, officials said.

Clawson High School

Investigators determined the threat was not credible and classes on Friday were not canceled, according to Clawson Police Chief Scott Sarvello.

Officers were dispatched to Clawson High School at about 6 p.m. Thursday to meet with school staff about the potential threat, authorities said in a Facebook post.

Police were told a student had gone home and told his mother another student had threatened to blow up the school on Friday, they said. Officials told police the student said the alleged threat was made during the school's third hour period and did not immediately report it.

Officials reached out to the student who allegedly made the threat and spoke with his mother. The student denied making any such statement about blowing up the school.

As a precaution, the Michigan State Police were contacted and troopers checked the school and the surrounding area with explosive-detecting dogs, Sarvello said. The search was conducted before students and school staff arrived Friday and no explosives were found.

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