Classes go on at North Farmington after social media threat

UPDATE: Farmington Hills Police Department will continue to provide an increased police presence at North Farmington High on Tuesday, after a social media threat that led to a Monday morning lockdown at the school.

Parents who received messages from their children began posting about the threat on social media Monday morning. In a letter to families, Principal Joe Greene said classes would go on as usual.

“The Farmington Hills Police Department are currently investigating this situation, but have assured us that it is safe and appropriate for us to proceed with our school day,” he wrote. “Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to best support our students, we have asked staff to be extra vigilant today, as well as to help reassure students, and identify any students that may need support.”

Greene said several students and a parent reported the threat to school officials and police. “Their courage and character are something we can be very proud of. We are also grateful for the immediate response of the Farmington Hills Police Department.

Postings on social media indicate that a number of parents chose to take their students out of school for the day.

Correction: We initially received incorrect information about the timeline for reporting the threat. The tips came forward Monday morning.