DEARBORN (WWJ) – Text and email alerts have gone out to the 18,000 students at Henry Ford Community College about a possible threat.
HFCC Vice President Controller Marge Swan told WWJ that they received word about a student who was possibly “thinking about shooting some HFCC students.”
The campus was alerted about the possible threat by an outside agency and Swan says it’s unclear how valid it is. The students were warned to be alert.
There are extra campus patrols out and Dearborn police are helping to patrol the campus as well. But Swan said classes are going ahead as scheduled.
On campus Monday afternoon, WWJ’s Beth Fisher spoke with quite a few students who hadn’t heard about the threat. At least one of them, Fatima Al Kamusi, wasn’t concerned.
“Not really … I don’t know. There were threats, I heard, at Wayne State and stuff and nothing really happened … Sometimes I feel like it’s just a lot of talk and nothing really happens,” she said.
Student Michael Katro didn’t know about the threat but wasn’t overly concerned: “Well, a little but I don’t let it bother me,” said Katro. “I hope there’s nothing to it … it’s kinda scary.”
A couple of other students said they’ll pay more attention to their surroundings.
Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest on this developing story.