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Parent taken into custody after making threats against Davison school administrators

Davison Schools spokeswoman Michelle Edwards says a parent was taken into police custody after they made numerous aggressive and intimidating social media posts directed towards school district and building administrators on Tuesday. (MGN)

DAVISON, Mich. --Davison Community Schools spokeswoman Michelle Edwards says a parent was taken into police custody after they made numerous aggressive and intimidating social media posts directed towards school district and building administrators on Tuesday.

The Davison Middle School/Hahn complex was placed in secure mode as a result of the threats. Law enforcement members from Davison City and Davison Township Police departments also remained on scene for the remainder of the school day.

Read both of Davison Community School Superintendent Eric Lieske’s statements regarding the threats below. The first one was issued at 2:42 p.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It was brought to our attention by several concerned parents and community members that they observed numerous very aggressive, threatening and intimidating social media posts this afternoon that were directed toward school district and building administrators.

We immediately placed students at the DMS/Hahn complex in secure mode per our normal safety protocol. Law enforcement officials with Davison City and Davison Township Police responded quickly and have been actively involved in the case and remained on site during the day as did our school security officer. Please know that the district and law enforcement take matters such as these extremely seriously. Given the heightened awareness of school safety measures, this matter has been turned over to law enforcement.

The safety of our students and staff will always continue to be our top priority.”

The second update was sent out at 4:29 p.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We wanted to update you on the email we sent out earlier regarding the threatening and intimidating social media posts that we learned of this afternoon that were directed toward school district and building administrators.

We have been informed that the individual making the social media posts is in police custody.

As mentioned earlier, matters that could jeopardize the safety of our students or staff will not be taken lightly. The district would like to thank the Davison City and Davison Township police departments for their quick response in handling this situation.”

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