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High School threat resulted from misunderstanding

ALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena School District cancelled classes at the high school on Friday.

Police told school officials they received word of a threat made against the building late Thursday night. Parents received a notice shortly afterwards that high school students would remain home for their safety. The cancellation also affected ACES academy and CTE classes.

After almost a full day of investigation, police found no actual threat to the school. Officials say it turned out the threat warning came from a misinformed party, based on rumors from local social media.

Superintendent David Rabbideau said classes will resume on Monday.

You can learn more from the official release here.