NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — A Mona Shores student and a Whitehall student will soon be charged for making separate threats to their schools on social media.
After an investigation by authorities, the Norton Shores Police Department was able to uncover the source of the threat made against the school last week. Officials determined that the student created a social media account and sent the threatening post because “he did not want to go to school.”
The prosecutor’s office said that it “appears that similar threats distributed in other Muskegon County schools were edited posts from this original threat.”
Authorities say a Whitehall Public Schools student also posted a threat to social media because she didn’t want to go to school.
The charges that the students face have not been released, nor have their names. The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office said both are expected to face discipline within their districts.
Separately, a Fruitport Community Schools student was punished by the school after it got word of a threat on social media. Police are now investigating to determine whether to pursue criminal charges. The district had extra officers on campus Wednesday as a precaution.
“Nothing about threats such as these are found to be funny, and they will not be tolerated,” the district said in a Wednesday statement on Facebook.
Task Force investigators are continuing to work to find the source of those edits.