GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Two students are facing criminal charges after a threat to shoot up Grand Haven Lakeshore Middle School was reported to authorities.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the two 13-year-old boys were taken into custody Thursday. They face felony charges of false report or threat of terrorism, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
One suspect was lodged at the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center while the other was taken to the Muskegon County Juvenile Detention Center due to his residency.
The threat was called in to Ottawa County 911 by a parent at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police won’t say in what form the threat was revealed or if the parent who reported it was a parent to one of the suspects.
The discussion between the four students centered on an attack using guns against student and staff at Lakeshore Middle School. Investigators determined they didn’t have access to the guns they planned to use.
All four students were suspended.