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School: Threat not credible

LINCOLN — School will resume as scheduled today for students at Alcona Community Schools following a soft lockdown on Thursday after district officials discovered a written threat in the secondary building.

“Due to the threat containing specific details, we elected to remove the students and staff from the building,” an update issued by Superintendent Dan O’Connor on the district’s Facebook page said. “To complicate the situation, we had close to eighty students out of the district at Career Tech classes or on a field trip. To keep the students safe, we elected to take them to the Alcona County Commission on Aging for the remainder of the day, ensuring their safety while allowing the off-site students to continue their experiences and sending all students home at the end of the school day.”

The district deemed the threat non-credible, the update said. The district was also able to identify the student who was responsible for the situation.

O’Connor thanked local law enforcement, along with School Resource Officer Jason Dellar for his work with district staff.

The district also dealt with a bomb threat in September. The person responsible for that threat was also identified.

Today is a half-day for students.

Crystal Nelson can be reached at 989-358-5687 or cnelson@thealpenanews.com.