Compiled by Sharon Stone

Following an anonymous threat this afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 12, Scott Roper, superintendent of Holly Area Schools sent out this letter to parents:

   February 12, 2020

   Dear Parents of Holly Area Schools,

   The safety of our students, families and staff is our number one priority. I am writing to inform you that Holly Area Schools received information late this afternoon that the Oakland County ISD (Intermediate School District) received an anonymous phone call stating that “there would be a shooting today at a school district in Oakland County when school lets out.”

   While there was not a threat made against students, staff, or any building of Holly Area Schools, we took added precaution to put our remaining buildings in session into Secure Mode just before and during dismissal time. During Secure Mode, we limit unnecessary hallway traffic and heighten security efforts for visitors checking into the buildings. We also communicated with our local law enforcement agencies to have an increased police presence around our buildings this afternoon during dismissal and during events this evening.

   The most recent update we have received from police dispatch and our police chief is that threat has been deemed not credible. Presently, the Waterford Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the source of this anonymous threat.

   As always, we appreciate your support and will continue to communicate with you on any concerns related to student safety.


Scott M. Roper, Superintendent

Holly Area Schools

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