Teen charged with bomb threat in Fraser

By: Brendan Losinski | Fraser-Clinton Chronicle | Published December 7, 2022

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FRASER — A 15-year-old Fraser High School student has been charged by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office with calling in a bomb threat to his school.

The student was reportedly brought in by school staff on Dec. 5 because of another unrelated conduct violation. According to police, the student refused to cooperate with the investigation by the school, so he was suspended.  

“The student left, and almost immediately the school received a bomb threat call on the phone,” said Sgt. Ben Hoppe of the Fraser Department of Public Safety. “Detectives from our department immediately jumped into the investigation and obtained the information related to the phone call threat. The phone call threat came from a spoof phone application, and linked it to the 15-year-old student that had just been suspended.” 

Hoppe said Fraser detectives prepared a warrant request to search the suspect’s home while other detectives set up surveillance at that location. While waiting for the warrant to be obtained, the 15-year-old exited his home and detectives approached him and informed him he was under arrest, at which point Hoppe said the juvenile resisted arrest and was taken into custody.  

“Further evidence was obtained on the juvenile’s phone pursuant to another search warrant execution,” said Hoppe. “Quick action by detectives, the school resource officer, and school administration officials quickly brought the situation to a close, and constant surveillance of the teen by detectives assured that no other students were ever in harm’s way. The Fraser DPS constantly meets with school officials, and continues to work closely with them to have personal relationships. These personal relationships are very important to the Fraser Department of Public Safety, and assures that all parties are ready to act swiftly when an incident such as this occurs.” 

The juvenile was charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism which could carry up to a 20-year sentence as well as one count of resisting and obstructing, punishable by up to two years in jail.

“This nonsense needs to stop,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said in a statement. “Students need to refrain from making these threats and ruining their futures.”

The preliminary hearing for the juvenile was Dec. 6. Bond was denied and the court ordered a mental health evaluation.

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.