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Canton Police: Campus Threat More Than Just A Prank

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CANTON (WWJ) – The search continues for the person or people responsible for leaving threatening notes on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park this week.

The notes, found Monday and Wednesday, caused a lockdown at all three high schools. Police believe there is a strong possibility the two notes found on campus are connected or from the same source.

Canton Police Lt. Scott Hilden encouraged students on Thursday not to be afraid to get involved and come forward with tips.

“We need people to be strong, we need people to not be fearful, and we need them to step forward and stand up for what’s right,” Hilden said. “If they don’t come forward and something happens they’re going to feel horrible for the rest of their life.”

In an interview with WWJ Newsradio 950, Hilden said this goes beyond what would be considered a harmless prank.

“The seriousness of the offense …nobody should be trying to cover for anybody,” said Hilden.

“The fear of reprisal, or that someone’s going to come after you, certainly remaining silent holds a much greater risk of someone seriously being injured or hurt,” he said.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the case.

“Certainly the police department and the staff and administrators at the school will support anybody that has information and we’ll do everything we can to make that process easy for them,” Hilden said.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers via text to 274637 or CRIMES or phone to 1-800-SPEAK UP. Anyone with information may also contact the Canton Township Department of Public Safety at 734-394-5400.

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