Ludington loans buses to transport MCE students home after bomb threat.

January 29, 2016

mce_bomb_11By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

CUSTER — Buses from Ludington Area Schools were used to transport Mason County Eastern children home today after the school was evacuated because of a bomb threat. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the MCE buses are parked just outside of the high school/middle school complex during the school day and therefore were part of the possible threat proximity.

A bus driver from MCE told MCP that the MCE bus drivers were transported to Ludington using a bus that was not located at the school at the time of the threat. The buses picked up children at Johnny’s of Custer, where the majority of the students were taken following the bomb threat.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the school at 2:47 p.m. after the school received a bomb threat via email. Michigan State Police Hart Post is leading the investigation with assistance by Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Also responding to the scene were Scottville Police Department, Ludington Police Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, Custer Fire Department and Life EMS.

One student received minor injuries, slipping on the ice while crossing a street and was treated at the scene.

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