Alternative High School Closed Due To Reported Threats

PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – An alternative high school in the Plymouth-Canton district is closed on Wednesday following a pair of threats involving students.

Plymouth police are investigating the incidents at  Starkweather High School, but they’re not yet sure if there’s a connection between the two.

School district spokesman Frank Ruggirello told WWJ Newsradio 950 that there “is no emergency” and no one has been hurt, but class was canceled as a precaution.

Fewer than 200 students attend the school, located in the 39700 block of Joy Road, just east of I-275 and south of Ann Arbor Road. It’s meant for teens who struggled in a traditional classroom setting.

Parents were notified about the situation by letter.

Following last month’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school there have been multiple incidents of local schools closing due to alleged threats. On Dec. 21, school administrators in three Michigan counties decided to cancel classes because of talk surrounding Connecticut shootings as well as rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world.


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