New plan to fight school threats
DETROIT - Federal and local authorities have unveiled a new plan to fight against school threats.
It's for both parents and students and it focuses on the consequences of making these statements.
Perhaps you've heard these kinds of strong statements before.
But this time they're coming from the U.S. attorney.
Matthew Schneider, along with law enforcement from six Michigan counties, are warning everybody that the threats aren't being taken lightly.
In the month after the Florida shooting massacre, Michigan had 83 threats against schools.
That's the third-highest in the nation, according to the educator's school safety network.
In Detroit, the group agreed those who make the threats will be prosecuted and their parents will face consequences, too.
Matthew Schneider, United States Attorney says"we take every single threat seriously. and we are vigorously investigating and prosecuting anybody who threatens our schools."
Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police says "we know that 25 schools in Detroit have been affected.
Flint's police chief didn't return our phone call.
Schneider says when you make a threat, it's going to change your life forever because you can get expelled from school.
You could lose your opportunities for college.
You could also lose employment opportunities in the future.
A state police spokesman encouraged parents to make sure they know what their children are doing on social media.
Schneider issued a stern warning to those who make the threats: "we're going to find out who you are."