Christian school receives bomb threat.

January 19, 2016
A sheriff's deputies guards the entrance to Mason County Reformed Church.

A sheriff’s deputies guards the entrance to Mason County Reformed Church.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — Covenant Christian School was evacuated this afternoon after the school received a bomb threat. School staff contacted Mason-Oceana 911 at 12:07 p.m. and the school was immediately evacuated while emergency personnel responded to the school at 2980 W. U.S. 10-31. Students and staff were bused to Mason County Reformed Church at U.S. 10-31 and Amber Road and parents were instructed to pick up their children.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said all the children were accounted for and parents will need to come to the church, which is secured by sheriff’s deputies, with a picture identification, to pick up their children.

“All the children are safe, which has been our main concern,” said school spokesman Justin Ray. “We contacted the West Shore Educational Service District which immediately dispatched its buses to the school.”

Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, Ludington Police Department, Scottville Police Department, Scottville Fire Department and Life EMS were dispatched. A MSP bomb detection unit from Lansing has been called.

Ray said the school was currently unaware of who may have called in the bomb threat, nor was he able to say how the threat was called in. He said there are about 150 students, pre-school through eighth grade.

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