DOWAGIAC, Mich. (WNDU) Threatening messages were found Tuesday at Dowagiac's high school and middle school.
Police were able to find the student responsible for the middle school threat.
As police and the school continue to investigate, classes have been canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. Students were already scheduled to be off on Friday.
The first threat was found on a bathroom wall at Dowagiac Union High School at around 10:10 a.m.
The message threatened violence on Wednesday.
Police secured the school and determined that there was no immediate threat.
Officers remained at the high school throughout the day, and they also added a police presence at the middle school.
At around 1:45 p.m., police were notified about a threat found on a bathroom wall at Dowagiac Middle School.
The threat said that someone was going to "blow up" the school.
Officers developed a suspect, and that person's parent was called.
During an interview, the student admitted to making the threat, according to police.
Officers determined that the threat wasn't credible.
The student was turned over to a parent, and the incident will be submitted to the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office for a review and juvenile petition into probate court.
On Tuesday evening, Dowagiac Union Schools announced all their schools will be closed Wednesday while police continue investigating the threats.
Elementary parent/teacher conferences were still scheduled tol happen as planned from 3 - 6 p.m.
On Wednesday evening, Dowagiac Union Schools announced that class would be canceled on Thursday as they continue to investigate the threats.
Students already had Friday off, and next week is spring break. Classes will resume on April 9.
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Both of these threats remain under investigation. If you have any information, please call Dowagiac police at (269) 782-9743 or the Cass County Tip Line at (800) 462-9328.