Michigan State Police Investigating Bomb Threat At School
All classes at Ionia Public Schools are cancelled for today, Tuesday, September 3rd, due to an anonymous bomb threat. According to information posted on the Ionia Public Schools website, the bomb threat was received anonymously "through a special school tip service that is offered by the Michigan State Police." The tip reportedly said that a bomb had been planted in a locker at Ionia High School and was set to detonate at 10:15 AM on Tuesday.
Ionia High School posted the following information on their Facebook page on Sunday, September 1st:
Ionia Public’s school has been notified of a bomb threat against Ionia High School for the morning of Tuesday, September 3rd. The threat was received today by the Michigan State Police. Ionia High School will remain on lockdown until the Michigan State Police complete a search of the building Tuesday morning. Accordingly, all Ionia Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Police continue to investigate the bomb threat, and a Michigan State Police K-9 Unit will be at the high school early this morning to conduct a thorough search of the building. You can see the full message regarding the bomb threat at Ionia Public Schools, by clicking here. Classes are expected to resume on Wednesday, September 4th.