Lockdown at Constantine schools

Constantine schools were under a lockdown for about three hours Monday in response to a student’s threat to discharge weapons at the high school.

Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett said the department received notice about the potential incident at 11:20 a.m.

The threat was made via the social media app Snapchat

The school was placed in immediate lockdown and officers from the Constantine Police Department, assisted by troopers from Michigan State Police, and officers from the White Pigeon and Three Rivers police departments, responded to the school.

Officers located the person who had made the Snapchat postings and took him into custody without incident. The 15-year-old freshman was found to not be in possession of any weapons nor were any located inside his locker, Honeysett said.

The lockdown was lifted at 2 p.m.

The suspect, who lives in White Pigeon, will likely be placed into custody at juvenile holding in Centreville until a hearing can be conducted today.

Officers are awaiting a judge’s signature on a search warrant to go through the suspect’s home.

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