Melvindale high school closed Wednesday due to threat

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Academy for Business and Technology High School

The Academy for Business and Technology High School in Melvindale will be closed Wednesday after officials said they received a threat Tuesday. 

The Melvindale Police Department posted a notice on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday announcing the high school, located at 19625 Wood Street, would be closed. 

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"There has been a threat at the Academy for Business and Technology (ABT) School. Law Enforcement and ABT Staff are working together to solve the situation," according to the post. "If you have any information, please contact the Melvindale Police Department."

The incident comes a month after a 15-year-old male Melvindale High School student was charged with making a "false report or threat of terrorism" after allegedly making online threats against the school.

The student posted a photograph of himself with a gun on Snapchat and said he was going to shoot up the school. Bond was set at $20,000. 

Also, Tuesday, Alpena and four Detroit schools had increased police presence after receiving threats Tuesday. 

The threats were made at the Detroit School of Arts on Selden, University of Prep Academy, Western High School and Thunder Bay Junior High School in Alpena.