LAPEER – Lapeer Community Schools posted on their Facebook page this morning that the Lapeer High School officials are performing a campus-wide locker sweep as part of an ongoing investigation into an unnamed threat.
All high students were released from the campus at 11:30am this morning and any other classes at the high school were cancelled for the day.
The post reads: “Out of an abundance of caution, LHS will be in secure mode pending an investigation which includes a locker sweep. There is no active threat to the school, nor any student or staff member.
We will remain in secure mode until the completion of the investigation which has been undertaken by the administration in cooperation with local law enforcement.”
Communications Director Jared Fields stated, “Please understand that we are fully cooperating with a law enforcement investigation, and we feel it is in the best interest of all students and staff to clear the building for the remainder of the day.
Parent feedback on Facebook has expressed a mix of anxiety and relief that school officials are taking the threat seriously and there seems to be no active physical threat.
Many parents wish there were more active and clear communication from the school about the nature of the threat, however, again, many expressed gratitude to the school district for keeping their children safe.
We will update on this situation as more information becomes available to the Lapeer County Tribune.