Berrien County Sheriff’s Office addresses false threats following Oxford shooting
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of several false threats made to schools in Berrien County and across the state in the aftermath of the Oxford High School shooting on Tuesday.
These threats have led some schools to close in some cases.
The majority of threats are baseless.
Students who are contacted by law enforcement say they were “joking.”
But investigators say they take the threats seriously.
“These types of threats are not a joke and are a crime,” said prosecutor Steve Pierangeli. “If evidence is presented to the Prosecutor’s Office that meets the elements of a crime, charges will be filed. Threatening the safety of students and teachers in our schools is serious, and we will hold those responsible accountable.”