Social media threat closes Melvindale schools for 2nd straight day

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Melvindale — For the second straight day, the 3,100 or so students enrolled in Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools will be held out of class because of an online threat officials discovered Sunday evening.

The threat, wrote Superintendent Kimberly Soranno in a letter to parents, was made against Strong Middle School, and came in via social media. Strong Middle School is in Melvindale on Oakwood Boulevard, west of Schaefer.

The district notified Melvindale Police Department, and "due to the nature and timing of the threat," Soranno made the decision to cancel class Monday.

That closure will stretch to a second day, Soranno wrote, "as the authorities continue to investigate and gather additional information."

Melvindale Police Department could not be reached for comment.