On Monday morning, June 4, a “vague threat” was posted on social media, aimed at the Kent School District.

As a precaution, Kentwood High School was placed into lockdown at 9:25 a.m., and a student possibly in possession of a weapon was taken into custody.

The lockdown was lifted at 9:47 a.m., the district announced.

“Our staff is working in cooperation with the Kent Police Department (KPD) to investigate this threat,” Safety Services Supervisor Timothy Kovich said. “The threat was non-specific and did not name specific schools or individuals. The school district, in conjunction with law enforcment, began taking every preliminary precaution possible and continues to investigate this posting.”

All staff and students are safe, and no weapon was found.

“Our district is continuing to work with law enforcement as they complete their investigation,” Kovich added.

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