Authorities: High school student arrested after online threat

Published December 21, 2012

| Associated Press

A 16-year-old student in southern Michigan has been arrested after authorities say he threatened a teacher in an online posting.

MLive.com reports Jackson County sheriff's deputies arrested the Chelsea School District student Friday morning at home in Waterloo Township, about 60 miles west of Detroit. The sheriff's department says students and teachers weren't in danger.

The arrest comes amid increased attention to threats in Michigan and elsewhere following last week's Connecticut school massacre.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports a 16-year-old Fraser High School student was charged with making a false threat of terrorism after he told classmates Tuesday he would bring a gun to school in suburban Detroit on Friday. The case is being handed in juvenile court.

Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes amid threats and rumors.

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