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False police report causes school bus to be stopped
March 19, 2016

LYON TWP., MI - Sheriff's dispatchers and deputies were kept busy Thursday afternoon after receiving a 9-1-1 text of a person with a gun on a school bus.

The Sheriff’s Operation Center received a 911 text stating "some kid is harassing me please call back he has a gun." The Dispatcher attempted several times to retrieve the location of caller and what school bus # he was on, but the caller was uncooperative. The caller then shut off his phone after texting, "Dude I'm fine calm down."

The Dispatcher was able to determine the location of the bus and worked with the school district to identify it. The South Lyon School District Bus Garage was directed to have the bus stop on Spy Glass Drive. Deputies arrived and searched the bus, which was full of students. No gun or weapon of any type was located. The bus was released and continued dropping off the students.

A witness then provided the identity of the responsible subject who had made the text. The responsible was on another school bus at the time that he sent the 911 text. He was located, interviewed with his parents present, and admitted to the false 911 texts. The bus video / audio system revealed the responsible conducting the false texts along with approximately nine other students.

The school will conduct a follow up investigation in the morning. Criminal charges are pending a review by the Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect is a 16 year-old Livingston County resident.