An email that went out to parents from the Howell Public Schools at about 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, announced the closing of school for the day because of a threat of violence. Here is that email:
At 11:15 pm Sunday evening, Superintendent (Erin) MacGregor was notified by the Michigan State Police that a Howell High School student received a message via the social media site, Twitter. The message threatened to “shoot your school up.”
The Michigan State Police are investigating this incident. At this time, they have not identified the person responsible nor do they know if the threat is credible.
In the interest of student and staff safety, Howell Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 29, 2016.
We will keep you updated on this situation.
Howell Public Schools