DETROIT – Along with community officials, Detroit Police Chief James White will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss recent school threats made after the shooting at Oxford High School last week.
Watch it live at 2:30 pm in the video player above.
White is expected to be joined by Wayne County Attorney Kym Worthy and members of the Detroit Public Schools community.
Three Detroit students have been charged in the past week with making or falsely reporting threats against their schools.
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A 17-year-old girl from East English Village Preparatory Academy in Detroit was charged with intentional threat to commit an act of violence against a school, school employees or students and malicious use of a telecommunications device in connection with a threat Saturday. December 4th.
According to officials, a 15-year-old boy from Central High School in Detroit has been charged with intentional threat to commit an act of violence against a school, school employees or students and malicious use of a telecommunications device in connection with a threat against Monday, December 6.
A 16-year-old boy from Martin Luther King High School in Detroit is being charged with false reporting of a terrorism threat and malicious use of a telecommunications device for a threat on December 6.
Several other students in the Detroit metropolitan area are also facing charges for allegedly making threats at school last week following the fatal shooting at Oxford High School on November 30.
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Authorities say that after a school shooting occurs, similar threats often surface in nearby schools and districts, and even across the country. Several schools and school districts in southeastern Michigan were closed last week due to such threats, of which most, if not all, were found to be not credible.
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