Police in Big Rapids are currently investigating rumors of a threat to Big Rapids Middle School.
A letter was sent out to students’ parents Tuesday.
The school says the threat was reported by students who ride the Big Rapids School Bus System.
After looking into the complaint, the school says it found no evidence to suggest the threat was real.
But school officials and police will be beefing up safety measures today.
The school says extra security will be at the school throughout the day. In addition, doors will be secured during the school day as well.
A statement from Big Rapids Deaprtment of Public Safety was released on its Facebook page recently about the recent rumors:
"The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the rumored threats and we will continue to work with the Big Rapids Middle School to ensure that students and our community remains safe. Our current belief that the rumored threats to the Big Rapids Middle School are not based in any facts; however, we will take every precaution as law enforcement to ensure that the Big Rapids community, families and students feel safe to learn and grow while at school."
If you have any information about this issue, you’re asked to call Big Rapids Police at 231-527-0005. Questions can be directed to the Big Rapids Middle School at 231.796.9965 or its central office at 231.796.2627.
The letter to BRMS parents from BRPS Administration is attached below.