Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand reports that on Friday December 21st at 1:30am the Jackson Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct an investigation into a threat of violence towards a teacher. The suspect resided in Jackson County’s Waterloo Township and attended Chelsea School district.
Deputy Beard initiated an investigation at the request of Chelsea Police for a threat of violence towards a teacher in the Chelsea School District. The suspect, a 16 year old male, lives in Jackson County’s Waterloo Township. Deputy Beard made contact with the suspect and his parents and after consultation with the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, arrested the suspect for Terroristic Threats.
The threat was posted by the suspect on a social media site and made a very specific threat to a specific teacher in the district. As soon as Chelsea Police became aware of this activity the district and the teacher were immediately notified. Neither the teacher nor any students were ever in any danger.
The juvenile was taken to Allegiance Health systems for mental health clearance and was brought before the juvenile court Friday morning.