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Posted on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 9:58 a.m.

Deputies: Dexter High School student suspended over threatening Tweet

By Cindy Heflin

Editor's note: This article has been updated with information from the Dexter High School principal.

A Dexter High School 10th-grader was suspended from school after posting a Twitter message that contained threatening comments about the school, police said Thursday.

A parent saw the tweet on his or her child’s phone and contacted the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours of Wednesday, deputies said in a press release.

Deputies identified and contacted the student who posted the tweet, which police said contained “inappropriate and threatening comments about the school.”

The threat was not directed at a specific person and there was no indication that Dexter High School students were in danger, deputies said in the release. Dexter High School Principal Kit Moran said Thursday student safety is the first priority but there was no reason to believe school should not go on as usual.

The student will be kept out of school during the criminal investigation, deputies said.

Comments

RJA

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 1:29 a.m.

Everybody will know who the student is....(not in school)

BradP

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 3:48 a.m.

Everybody knows anyway. There was a tweet. Unless there was more than one threatening tweet that day, the cat's already out of the bag.

YouAreNotAlwaysRight

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

"The student will kept out of school during the criminal investigation, deputies said." Uhhh, almost but not quite.

BradP

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 3:47 a.m.

"The student will kept out of school during the criminal investigation," deputies said.

justcurious

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 7:26 p.m.

And the "threatening" tweet said............

Davidian

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

Seems like I'm frequently hearing stories about school lockdowns and other panic at Dexter schools and they've all turned out to be hysterical over-reactions. I have a feeling we're heading down that same road...

BradP

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 3:45 a.m.

@Wondering. You must have little kids. At the high school you just walk right in to the main hallway. The office is behind glass to the left.

Wondering

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 2:29 a.m.

When schools are involved I would rather be over protective than not. My kids go to Dexter and I fully support the schools. By the way, the schools all have cameras at the entrance and when school is in session the only way to get into the building is by going directly into the front office (not even into the halls). I appreciate knowing that my children are safe while they are in school.