Blissfield Schools to have police presence after mysterious poster spurred rumor

By Melissa Burnor
Officials say at this time there is no apparent threat against Blissfield Schools or its students however, police will have a presence at the school for the remainder of the week.  Blissfield Police Chief Dale Greenleaf said a paper was posted on a wall at the school that was discovered early Wednesday with “May 5” written on it.

According to a release from the police department Wednesday evening,  students began speculating that its meaning could be a possible school shooting. Officers from the Blissfield Police Department, along with the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police assisted by school officials conducted several interviews Wednesday evening and determined this to be a rumor only and did not merit a credible threat. 

Police plan to use caution, the release said, and a uniform police presence will be visible at the school for the remainder of the week to help alleviate any fears or concerns of students and parents. Questions can be directed to the Blissfield Police Department.