2 Washtenaw County Schools on Lockdown Following Bomb Threat

Two Washtenaw County schools are on lockdown after school officials found a bomb threat scrawled on the wall of a boys’ bathroom. Washtenaw International Middle Academy and Washtenaw International High School, which share the same building, were locked down.

The Ypsilanti Community Schools posted a message on their web site noting that a bomb threat was written on the wall of a boys’ bathroom at Washtenaw International Middle Academy.

“In all such matters, we assume the threat to be credible then immediately begin lockdown procedures and investigation,” the message said.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department has been called in to investigate the threat.

It is not known how long the school will be in lockdown.

Update: According to the Ypsilanti Community Schools, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department used certified police dogs and searched the entire building. Neither dogs nor officers found any explosive materials. Law enforcement deemed the school building safe for all students and staff to return. Student and staff have safely returned to the school.