Principal: Otsego student arrested after making threatening statements


    Principal: Otsego student arrested after making threatening statements. (File - WWMT)

    Police are investigating after a student makes threatening statements involving Otsego High School.

    School officials say the student is in police custody and Newschannel 3's Anna Giles spoke with Herve Dardis, the principal of Otsego High School.

    School leaders say they don't know if the threat was credible or not, but they are taking it seriously.

    This behavior comes at an especially sensitive time as the country is still mourning the Florida shooting.

    Dardis said a 12th grade male student made threatening comments Monday afternoon while riding a bus to the high school with fellow students while returning from the Allegan County Tech Center.

    Dardis says the school and police launched an investigation after a student came forward.

    He said, “He just made some comments that were very alarming to some of our students and they contained some elements that we considered to be threats to the school and to the kids here."

    Police are planning to bring charges against the student and will also face punishment at the high school.

    Dardis says there will be a bigger police presence at the school for the remainder of the week, not because of a threat, just to help students feel safe.

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