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AHS and TBJH to reopen Monday

ALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Schools has wrapped its investigation into threats made against two of its buildings.

After a two–day investigation, Michigan State police have determined the high school and junior high are no longer in danger.

Some high school students reported a classmate’s verbal threat to school authorities after class on Wednesday. Other students at the junior high called State Police directly after hearing a classmate make a similar threat that same day.

Superintendent David Rabbideau told WBKB these students did the right thing. He also encouraged other students to do the same if they hear similar threats.

“We can’t do anything if we don’t know. And so often, it comes down to the relationship between a student and a trusted adult. Kids hear things a lot faster than adults do. And keeping that channel of communication open helps head anything off.”

Rabbideau said if you’re afraid of retaliation, the state of Michigan offers a free anonymous service called “Okay2Say.

Classes at AHS and TBJH will resume on Monday.