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Kalamazoo Central student could face charges for online threat police ruled not credible

Kalamazoo Central High School. (WWMT)

A male student at Kalamazoo Central High School could face charges after police discovered a non-credible threat targeting another person on Facebook.

School officials said he has been suspended, on a violation of student code.

Kalamazoo Township Lt. Scott Jackson told Newschannel 3 that officers investigated a post made Wednesday night on Facebook from a male student at Kalamazoo Central targeting another person.

After speaking with both the suspect and the victim and searching the suspect's home, Jackson said, they discovered the suspect had no way to carry out the threat and found the threat was not credible.

The Kalamazoo Township Police Department said they will have an increased presence at Kalamazoo Central High School on Thursday morning purely as a precaution, but they do not believe there is a threat to student safety.

Police are working with the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office for possible charges against the suspect.

School officials said they sent a message to all parents regarding the incident via an automated telephone call system. The message, in part, said: "The student has been suspended from school, according to the student code of conduct. As a precaution, there will be additional police presence at school today."



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