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Classes to resume Monday at Tecumseh High School after threat made to weekend dance

Michigan State Police received a tip through the OK2SAY app. Superintendent Rick Hilderley says they are satisfied the incident has been dealt with.

TECUMSEH, Mich. — Tecumseh High School postponed its winter formal, "Snowflake Soiree”, on Saturday night, due to a threat made against the event.

The Michigan State Police contacted the school about a threat that was made against the event, through a tip made through the OK2SAY app. The threat is now under investigation.

On Sunday, Tecumseh Public Schools Superintendent Hilderley posted a message on Youtube for Tecumseh students, staff and parents to address their concerns for the school week following the weekend’s threat.

Hilderley says the district is satisfied that the threat has been dealt with and school will go on as normal starting Monday.

Hilderley says the threat was specific to the dance. He also says the individual who made the threat was addressed by law enforcement and will not be in the building moving forward.

He did not say if the individual who made the threat was a student.

Tecumseh Public Schools says they postponed the event to December 11 in an effort to keep students, staff and the community safe. More information will be announced on Monday.

🚨 ALERT 🚨 Tonight’s Winter Formal ‘Snowflake Soiree’ at Tecumseh High School has been postponed. Today, the Michigan...

Posted by Tecumseh Public Schools on Saturday, December 4, 2021

Parents and students are asked to use the OK2SAY app on any occasion a threat, no matter the size has been made. Students are also encouraged to bring concerns to the principal, a teacher or a staff member.

The threat comes after 4 students were shot and killed at Oxford High School north of Detroit earlier in the week.

Since then, schools throughout southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio have been on high alert.

Tecumseh Public Schools Superintendent Hilderly said the district was already focusing on school safety procedures.

"Practice evacuation drills, shelter in place, the A.L.I.C.E. protocol; we also just renewed our agreement with the city, a school resource officer who's present in our high school," Hilderly said.

On Friday, a student was found with a loaded handgun at East Broadway Elementary in east Toledo.

In a separate incident at Navarre Elementary in Toledo on Friday, a student brought an unloaded BB gun to school.

Also on Friday, Bedford Public Schools in Monroe County says a threat was made on social media about a potential school shooting. While school leaders said there was no active threat to the school but that they would be working with the Monroe County Sheriff Department to have available patrols stepped-up around district schools.

On Thursday, a concerning message was found written on a Penta Career Center bathroom stall, but was deemed to be not credible.