Tuesday afternoon, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department responded to the Sault Area High School for a threat made towards the high school. School leadership reported they had found a threatening message written on a bathroom wall. The threat suggested acts of violence with a firearm towards those at the high school.
Sault PD detectives and school officials immediately launched an investigation into the threat. A suspect was developed and investigators took that person into custody this evening. The suspect is a 14-year-old student at Sault High School. The suspect has since been lodged at the Sault Tribe Detention Facility on the charge of “Making Terrorist Threat”, which for an adult is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $20,000, or both. We will not be releasing the suspect’s name.