Schoolcraft teen arrested for threatening school violence

This is the Schoolcraft threat that was posted on Instagram.

This is the Schoolcraft threat that was posted on Instagram.

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. — A Schoolcraft teenager is in custody for making threats of violence at a school over the weekend.

According to Schoolcraft police chief Bryan Campbell, at 5 p.m. Saturday the Schoolcraft Police Department received a report from administrative staff at the Schoolcraft Community Schools that the district had been contacted about an Instagram posting that implied violence was going to occur at a school, although no specific school system was identified.

Following an investigation a 14-year-old Schoolcraft boy was identified, arrested and transported to the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home.

The juvenile was arrested for making terroristic threats, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The case has been forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Schoolcraft police believe the teenager acted alone in placing the post to Instagram.

Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to contact the Schoolcraft Police Department at (269) 679-5600 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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  • Cheese

    Of course these things have to be investigated and he should be charged accordingly, depending on the results of the investigation, but when I read the post, it sounded to me like he was trying to write free form poetry or song lyrics rather than actually making a credible threat.

    • Mytwocents

      I agree. This seems like a poem or song lyrics. I do not see a threat here. Where is the threat? Is the boom boom a threat to harm others or a plan to commit suicide? Overall, I could see why the school would want to talk and send police, but unless he said that he was going to carry this out, I see no reason to arrest the kid.

  • steve

    Now the kid’s gonna know what a “loser” really means. If he really needs help, it’s there for the asking. If he doesn’t need help, he’s got a real problem.