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FBI part of investigation into perceived threat to Cheboygan schools

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Classes resume at Cheboygan Area Schools Friday, as investigators continue to look into a “perceived threat” received by a student.

The boy’s mother called 911 Wednesday evening, to report a snap chat message her son received from an unknown sender.

The message read, “Don’t go to school tomorrow. I like you as a friend so my advice is to not go to school tomorrow.”

Police and school officials decided to cancel classes Thursday, for the safety of students.

“At this time we believe the school is safe but for added safety of the children and for law enforcement to continue their investigation we took a pause on the side of caution,” said interim superintendent Paul Clark. “Once my staff and I were informed of the circumstances and in cooperation with law enforcement I initiated protocol to alert students and parents and closed school for Thursday.”

The local sheriff’s office is working with other police agencies, including the Michigan State Police and the FBI, on the investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact the sheriff’s office at 231-627-3155.