Reporting Mike Campbell
DETROIT (WWJ) – Students at Henry Ford High School in Detroit were evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat at the school.
Mark Mayberry, the school’s principle, said the Detroit Police Department received a call about the bomb threat between 7 and 7:30 a.m., before the school day began.
Just after 8 a.m., police armed with K-9 units were searching the school, located on Evergreen Road just south of Eight Mile on the city’s northwest side.
Mayberry told WWJ’s Mike Campbell that the teachers and students were evacuated and gathered on the west side of campus as the building was searched.
“They swept the building and so at this juncture, we’re just awaiting clearance so we can continue the day,” he said.
Mayberry said although no bomb was found, classes are cancelled for the rest of the day for students.
“In some instances, we’re going to allow [the students to go home] and then there’s some students that may be able to stay. But for the most part, we’re looking out for the safety of the students first,” he said.
School busses took some students home, while many students were left to call their parents to pick them up.
“They say there’s a bomb in the building, but nobody is really believing it so we’re starting to go home,” one student said.
“Yeah, they just told us to wait out here for a minute. I’m like ‘Forget it.’ I’m about to go home,” said another student.
Investigators are now trying to figure out who made the call. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.