Two Farmington schools closed due to social media threat

UPDATE: Farmington Hills Police have arrested a 17-year-old Farmington Central High student in connection with threats that closed two schools for a day.

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Farmington Public Schools was among a number of metro Detroit districts that closed buildings on Thursday due to threats issued on social media.

The district closed Farmington Community School and Farmington Central High School after a threatening message was posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. Both schools are located in the same building, at 30415 Shiawassee St. in Farmington Hills.

In a statement released on social media, the district noted that the threat did not apply to any other buildings:

“As of this time, the Farmington Hills Police Department has advised us that they have made significant progress in their investigation. Because this situation remains an active investigation, additional details regarding the incident cannot be released at this time. We work lock-step with law enforcement and are confident in their approach to this situation.”

According to a WWJ-AM reporter, Oak Park and Warren Fitzgerald schools are closed, along with Redford Union, Hamtramck and Horizon High Schools.

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