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Student charged in bomb threats


A 16-year-old from the Belmont area is being charged with making a bomb threat against Rockford High School.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Rockford Public Schools and several employees have been the target of harassing and threatening telephone calls since October 2014.

A joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent County Sheriff Department, and Rockford Department of Public Safety, identified the local student as one of several people involved.

On June 17, 2015, the evidence involving the student was reviewed by the Kent County

Prosecutor’s Office, resulting in the 16-year-old male being charged with False Report or Threat of Terrorism (a 20 year felony). The Kent County Sheriff Department said they would be requesting restitution in this investigation.

There are additional suspects that are from outside of Michigan or in another country. They are not releasing details on any of the other suspects at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

The Sheriff Department said that law enforcement and the Rockford Public Schools worked closely to ensure the students were safe at all times. “We want to thank the parents, students, staff, and community for their patience and support during this very time-consuming and meticulous investigation,” said Detective William Marks.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff Department at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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Student qualifies for world’s largest rodeo


Lyn Mallory, an 11th-grade student at Rockford High School, has earned a position on the Michigan National High School rodeo team, and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming July 14-20, to compete at the 65th annual event in the barrels and breakaway roping competitions.

Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. Contestants will compete for more than $200,000 in prizes, $350,000 in scholarships, and the chance to be named an NHSFR National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20, based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. National champions will be determined by their three-round combined times/scores.

OUT-Horse-Rodeo-dusty-picThe Saturday Championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the CinchTown Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will also air online at NHSRATV.com, powered by iHigh.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. July 14, and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day after.

Visit NHSRA.org daily for complete results. For ticket information call (307) 352-6789.

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