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Police: Detroit-area teacher arrested after making threats

December 18, 2021 GMT

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit teacher is accused of making threats on notes that were slipped under office doors at her school.

The incident occurred Friday at Jefferson Middle School in St. Clair Shores, which is part of the Lakeview district, police said.

“One of the notes appeared to be an attempt at making a false threat in the hope of closing school. ... There was no need for initiating any lockdown or other safety protocols,” Superintendent Karl Paulson said.

Macomb County prosecutor Pete Lucido said the teacher was arrested and would likely appear in court Monday. Her alleged acts were caught on video.

“It’s different than the other cases we’ve seen with students making threats because this is an adult,” Lucido told The Detroit News.

“This doesn’t reflect on all teachers. It’s only one teacher, but don’t we have enough problems in schools right now?” Lucido said.

Detroit-area prosecutors have charged students with making false threats since the fatal shooting of four students at Oxford High School on Nov. 30.