District: All-clear given for Dorr Elementary


DORR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An elementary school in Allegan County has been given the all-clear after it was evacuated when a suspicious package was found on school property, according to a tweet from the school district.

Wayland Union Schools tweeted about the all-clear just after 4 p.m. Monday.

Around 12:15 p.m., parents of students at Dorr Elementary School in Dorr Township were notified that their children were being evacuated from the school to the nearby Dorr Township Fire Station as a precaution, according to school officials.

Wayland Union Schools Superintendent Norman Taylor said a suspicious person was spotted near the school building in addition to the package, and Michigan State Police recommended that the building be evacuated.

Several hours later, MSP said a person of interest was being questioned in the incident. Investigators said statements the person made led them to be concerned about the bag he or she left on the school’s property.

An MSP bomb squad was called to the scene and they first searched a library located a few blocks from the school, and also checked out a white car outside. Police would not say if they found anything suspicious in their search there.

Police did say that students and staff at the school were never in any danger in the incident, and no explosives were found.

Investigators didn’t say what – if anything – the person of interest could be charged with.

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