MACOMB TWP. (WWJ) – Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies are at Dakota High School on Friday after two separate threats.

Investigators are trying to find out who wrote a message that threatened to “shoot up the school” on a bathroom urinal, according to the sheriff’s office. More than 100 boys have been in and out of the bathroom during the day so it’s unclear which one may have written the threat.

The sheriff’s office said there are conflicting reports about a date included in the message. Dakota High School is reporting the original message posted gave the date of 2-15-18. The date of 2-16-18 was reported to deputies, which shared that information with the media. The message was photographed and erased.

Meanwhile — with deputies already at the school — students overheard a classmate in the Ninth Grade Center say that he had a gun with him. “The student is currently being investigated and no gun has been located as of now,” the sheriff’s office said in a media release. It’s unclear if the student will face any disciplinary action.

Investigators do no believe the two incidents are related. As an investigation continues, classes are continuing as usual.

No injuries have been reported.

Dakota, located on 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township, ranks among the largest high schools in Michigan, with more than 2,800 students enrolled in 2018.

This comes just two days after a gunman opened fire inside a Florida high school, killing 17 people and wounding 13 others.


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