Bomb threat at Covenant Christian School may not have been isolated. Threats reported throughout Midwest.

January 19, 2016

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — Today’s bomb threat to Covenant Christian School may be part of a national spoof. The school, located at 2980 W. U.S. 10-31, received a bomb threat shortly after noon today. National news agencies have reported that dozens of bomb threats have taken place today in the Midwest and Northeast, via telephone. Reuters reported that the threats were all automated and similar.

A Michigan State Police bomb detection squad has been called into the Mason County Christian school. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said all threats need to be taken seriously, even if the threat is likely to be a spoof.

“This is what we have trained for,” Cole said, giving credit to the school’s quick evacuation and the rapid response of emergency units.

A teacher told MCP that the children were on recess at the time the threat was called in. Buses from West Shore Educational Service District, located a half mile from the school, were called in and the children were brought to Mason County Reformed Church at the corner of U.S. 10-31 and Amber Road.

“This response has been impressive from all parts of this,” Cole said, adding that all county schools have been part of a safety planning committee for the past couple of years. “This just shows what happens when we all work together.”

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