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Wayne prosecutor charges 7 juveniles with school threats

Associated Press

Detroit — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged seven juveniles in separate incidents recently for making threats against schools or having a weapon in school.

The charges, issued Thursday and Friday, follow a school shooting at Oxford High School earlier in the week which left left four students dead and six other students and a teacher wounded.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Detroit Police Chief James White held a press conference at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters to discuss a recent rash of school threats, including a social media threat that resulted in the closure of Henry Ford High School in Detroit. Worthy said Thursday she's charged 23 youths with school threats and is investigating 10 more cases.

“There is a stranglehold on Southeastern Michigan now,” Worthy said in a news release. “School threats naturally put everyone on edge.

Those charged include a 14-year-old male student at Parcells Middle School in Grosse Pointe Woods, who was charged with a false report or threat of terrorism. Also, a 13-year-old male student at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy in Detroit, was charged with possession of a weapon in a school weapon free zone. He was given bond of $5,000 cash with 10% down and was due in court Dec. 13.

“Thankfully, these matters were all thwarted and no one was harmed,” Worthy said.