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Threat at South Lyon High School is second in the district in as many weeks

For the second time in less than a month, a South Lyon high school was placed on lockdown to investigate a threat.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Tuesday afternoon to South Lyon High School to investigate a threat discovered around 2 p.m. on the second-floor bathroom wall, claiming someone was “gonna shoot the school up today.”

Administrators and the Sheriff’s Office agreed to place the school under a lockdown as a precaution.

Students were released from the building after their room was searched for weapons and cleared. Deputies were then able to deem the threat as non-credible.

“Once again, someone threatened an Oakland County school,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. “The threat will be vigorously investigated, and any responsible person will be held accountable. Even if the threat is non-credible, it is still a crime that spreads fear, and we will seek all applicable charges. Parents, please talk to your children.”

A 15-year-old student was charged with a misdemeanor count of threatening to commit violence with a firearm, explosive or other dangerous weapon against students or staff on school property in connection with a threat at South Lyon East High School earlier this month.

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