Shooting threat affects classes at HFCC

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN – Classes resumed as scheduled following a Nov. 14 threat at Henry Ford Community College.

According to published reports, a student called HFCC, 5101 Evergreen Road, sometime before 5 p.m., allegedly threatening to shoot students.

Extra campus security, aided by Dearborn police officers, was ordered following the threat, and email and text message alerts went out to the entire student body.

According to a release from the college, the threat was not specific. Officials, however, wanted to make students aware of the happenings and ensure their safety.

“All safety and security measures have been put in place,” the release stated. “And HFCC is working closely with the Dearborn Police Department.”

In an email, Dearborn Police Department Cmdr. Thomas Teffey said there are no further updates as of press time, and officers do not believe the student, who has a history of mental health issues, is a threat any longer.

Teefey said the student has made previous threats to the school.

HFCC’s Department of Campus Safety did not return phone calls seeking comment for this story by press time.

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