Authorities: Teen posted threat to Grand Haven elementary

Ottawa County

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a 15-year-old from Grand Haven was responsible for threat that led to an elementary school being closed Friday.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday afternoon that it had been in contact with the teen who posted the threat online and that the teen could face charges.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools received an anonymous tip about a possible threat to the safety of students at Rosy Mound Elementary. School officials said though the information was vague, they decided to cancel classes at the school located at 14016 Lakeshore Drive.

The sheriff’s office said said the tip came in through the statewide OK2SAY program, which gives kids ways to report bullying and threats.

A few West Michigan schools have closed in recent weeks due to threats and several teens have been identified as the source, one of whom told investigators he just wanted a day off from school. Authorities warn kids that posting threats isn’t a joke and that it could lead to serious consequences.

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