Brief lockdown lifted at LCHS-North

Threat made via social media; no weapon found

By: Julie Snyder | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published December 4, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse High School-North, 23700 21 Mile Road, was put on a brief, modified lockdown following an alleged threat on a social media application.


According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1 p.m. today, deputies were called to the Macomb Township school for a possible weapon on the grounds.


School officials relayed that it was reported that two students received a post, via Snapchat, that stated “I have a gun in my backpack.,” the sheriff’s report states. The post was made to a Snapchat group used by L’Anse Creuse High School-North students.


After deputies arrived at the school, a second post was sent to the group by the same user that stated “lmao jk,” which officials report is slang for “laughing my a** off just kidding.”


School officials then put the school on a “modified lockdown” status, which meant students were allowed to move throughout the building and classes continued on as usual though nobody was able to leave or enter the school.


A short time later, sheriff’s officials were able to identify the student responsible for sending the post. No weapon was found on the student, nor inside the school, according to the report. The incident remains under investigation.