IRON RIVER, Mich. (WZMQ) – In a swift response to a reported threat, West Iron County Schools resumed classes today after local law enforcement concluded their initial investigation. The closure was announced on Monday when the school’s resource officer received a concerning report, which was immediately escalated to authorities. Despite attempts to reach both the police department and the school, no response has been received by WZMQ yet.
The Superintendent’s statement updated to the school’s website yesterday re-affirms the school’s commitment to the safety of its students, and the Superintendent lamented the loss of a day of instruction, but assured parents it was a necessary measure. The Superintendent wrote, “We needed this additional time to allow our officers to determine the credibility of the reported threats.”
In the school’s statement by School Superintendent Kevin Schmutzler, the school extended its gratitude to the individual who reported the threat to a trusted adult, emphasizing the importance of swift and responsible action in such situations.
The Superintendent assured that measures will be taken to serve justice to those involved in the threat. His statement added, “We take these matters very seriously, and the individuals involved will be handled accordingly.”