Student faces potential charges after Snapchat threat

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 10, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A L’Anse Creuse High School student was questioned by authorities Jan. 10 after he reportedly sent out a warning to two students via Snapchat.


According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Sgt. Renee Yax, deputies learned the first threat, which included photographs of a gun and ammunition, was sent at 6 a.m. The second threat was sent a short time after.


After the first report, deputies responded to the caller’s home in Harrison Township.


Kelly Allen, director of public and community relations for L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, said investigators were able to quickly identify the sender, and responded to the suspect’s home in Harrison Township, where they made contact with him and his mother. Investigators ultimately determined there were no weapons inside the home. Allen said it was then that the district decided to start school as usual.


The suspect was interviewed at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office by detectives and later released to his mother. The report has been turned over to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges, Yax indicated in a press release.


Allen said the investigation on the district’s end “is still underway.” She said the district will follow punishment guidelines laid out in the district’s code of conduct.