'Unsubstantiated' Gun Threats Made Against Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School

A Wyandotte police officer will be at the school on Friday as a precaution.

Gun threats made against Roosevelt High School are being called "false or
unsubstantiated," according to a letter emailed to parents on Thursday.

According to the letter, there were rumors of "certain students threatening to bring a gun to school to shoot everyone" on Friday.

"All of the rumors about students were investigated and were found to be false or unsubstantiated," the district's letter says.

The rumors are believed to have been fueled by last week's deadly shooting at as well as the hype surrounding Friday being the end of world.

School Superintendent Carla Harting said a Wyandotte police officer will be at Roosevelt on Friday as a precaution.

Here's the letter, signed by Principal Thomas Kell, that was sent to Roosevelt parents:

A number of students have expressed concerns about their safety tomorrow in response to the school shootings in Connecticut, various tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook about end of the world scenarios and rumors circulating about certain students threatening to bring a gun to school to shoot everyone. All of the rumors about students were investigated and were found to be false or unsubstantiated.

I want to assure you that the safety of all Wyandotte students is our top priority and we have put in place additional security measures in light of recent events. We have also contacted local law enforcement for assistance with this matter. Please let us know about any concerns you or your students have, but please be reassured that we will continue to provide a safe supportive environment for your child tomorrow and every day.

Jen December 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM
I fear to send my kids and they are in elementary. Are they going have officers at each of Wyandotte schools ??
Tracey December 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM
We are not sending my son to school today and he is in junior high.
Leslie Affholter December 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I'm sorry but I can't live in fear like this everyday...one goof ball get a message out that sends fear throughout and ultimately gets their schools shut down, so Now EVERY city is getting the same style messages..and I am hoping most schools WON'T shut down. Using that tragedy to get your school close is pathetic..and I hope anyone caught has to do jail time and forced to pay the districts the amount of money it cost to shut down.
M Osburn December 21, 2012 at 01:37 PM
It's a pathetic situation when students would "allegedly" make threats of any kind against RHS. The kids in that school have worked hard and have so many achievements to be proud of. From award winning band & vocal groups to championship sports teams and everything in between, they've earned positive recognition across the country. It's beyond me why a few immature, young adults would even suggest something so horrific and cast a dark shadow over that school. I can't believe these are the same kids that came up with "Team Jacob". They should continue to set the outstanding example they're capable of and stop causing panic in the shadow of the terror and tragedy in Connecticut. Wyandotte kids are SO much better than that.
gary grabowski December 21, 2012 at 04:11 PM
When students see other districts closing because of all the hoopla surrounding the shootings and the supposed "end of the world", why wouldn't they make a false claim to get out of school. A student probably did this and should be booted from the district if he or she is found out. There may be an Adam Lanza in any school.
Steve December 21, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Agreed! Although who's to say it's not a teacher wanting to start vacation early. LOL
Dawn Barnsdale December 21, 2012 at 07:42 PM
The same thing happened at Grosse Ile HS
Christine Orman December 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Over reacting =too many in our society. Calling in/or other means a bomb threat is not so unusual. It happens at a variety of places simply because someone is playing a prank or wants to get out of something. What I find as 'stupid' .. is the parents who want stricter and more security at their childs school now since the shooting last week. What rock were they living under the past couple years where there were a number of school shootings, not to mention mall shootings, place of work, etc... So lets lock all doors at with one entry point that has a metal detector and put an armed person in each school. So crazed-gunman waits outside then when children are out at recess carries out his deranged plot. No more outside recess for the kids. So kids are locked up safe and secure in the school all day. Well, what if the only armed person who patrols the school snaps for whatever reason. Bad things have always happened and bad things will always happen in our world. There is no one perfect way to avoid or prevent it. Schools should not be treated like prisons.
Jacob Pustulka December 22, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Is wyandotte looking got volunteer security? If so, i would be happy to oblige.
Jacob Pustulka December 22, 2012 at 04:49 AM
KATHY SLACK December 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Call me crazy, but I am not scared. I just feel like if anybody even tried anything at a Wyandotte school they would not get very far. I moved here 7 years ago because things here just seem to roll differently from the rest of the world. This is an "old school" community, with that said, I think many here would go "old school" on any potential threat.
Art Zasadny December 24, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Ridiculous, over-reacting, "drama queens (and kings)", stupidity, etc...


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