MCC investigate threat rumor, turns out unfounded. 

December 9, 2021

MCC investigate threat rumor, turns out unfounded. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools officials became aware of a rumor of a threat made by a middle school student today at the end of the school day. Superintendent Jeff Mount, in a statement to the district, stated that Scottville Police Department was immediately notified to help school administration determine if the rumor was true and if the threat could be verified. 

“The student in question, along with his parents were paid a visit by Scottville Police Chief Matt Murphy,” Superintendent Jeff Mount stated. “From the investigation and threat assessment, it was determined that the rumor was not credible and was started by another student or students entirely.”

Mount reiterated that there was no threat to the school. 

“It is unfortunate that we now have to deal with the student(s) that is or are the source of the rumor and that those students could face severe consequences at school and possibly within the courts as such a hurtful and untrue rumor can completely disrupt a school system, cause deep anxiety and waste public safety and school resources.”

“Parents, please have a conversation with your children about how words can have serious consequences and never is there a time to even joke about something as serious as a school shooting.”

Mount thanked the students who shared what they had heard and thanked Chief Murphy for the expedient response. 

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