Last night, threats were again posted on social media regarding Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central high schools and Linden Grove Middle School. All local law enforcement agencies have been diligently investigating each threat with the intent of ensuring the safety of Kalamazoo Public Schools students and employees and of holding those responsible accountable for this disruption.
Neither the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety nor the Kalamazoo Township Police Department feels the threats are credible.
Today at Loy Norrix, Kalamazoo Central, and Linden Grove, there will be law enforcement officers on hand for the day. Also, bomb-detecting dogs will sweep these buildings. Campus safety staff and school administrators will be using metal detecting wands as students enter the schools. Additionally, there will be increased police presence across the district.
The district is committed to the safety of our students and will continue to keep our community informed.
Any student found responsible for any part of this matter will face both legal and school consequences. Parents who choose to keep their children home from school today are asked to please contact the school, and the absence will be excused.