WATERLOO TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – A 16-year-old student in southern Michigan has been arrested after authorities say he threatened a teacher in an online posting.

MLive.com reports Jackson County sheriff’s deputies arrested the Chelsea School District student Friday morning at home in Waterloo Township, about 60 miles west of Detroit. The sheriff’s department said students and teachers weren’t in danger.

The arrest comes amid increased attention to threats in Michigan and elsewhere following last week’s Connecticut school massacre during which 26 people, including 20 young children were killed.

On Thursday, a 16-year-old Fraser High School student was charged with making a false threat of terrorism after he told classmates Tuesday he would bring a gun to school Friday. The case is being handed in juvenile court. (More here).

Meantime, dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes, starting the holiday break early amid reported threats of violence and rumors surrounding the purported Mayan apocalypse.

Click here for the latest school closings.

Related stories:

Fraser Teen Arrested For Doomsday-Themed Threat

School Districts Cancel Class Due To Doomsday Talk, Potential Threats

Parents Worry Their Child Could Be ‘Next Adam Lanza’

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