There was law enforcement present at Thunder Bay Junior High School and the surrounding neighborhood on Thursday after some concerning graffiti was found in a bathroom.
At 9:30 a.m. a staff member was cleaning when they found the word AK–47 faintly written on one of the stalls. The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation. Out of an abundance of caution, deputies were sent to the school to be visible in the building and area and classes went on as scheduled.
Following the investigation, the sheriff’s department determined there was no threat to the school.
Communications director for APS, Lee Fitzpatrick said when it comes to situations like these, it’s always best to over–prepare to ensure the safety of their students.