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.