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No Details Released in Expulsion Hearing Case for Hartland High School Threats

Expulsion hearing took place on Friday for 18-year-old Hartland student.

No Details Released in Expulsion Hearing Case for Hartland High School Threats

The expulsion hearing for the 18-year-old student whose text messages sent to classmates were perceived as threats, was completed on Friday, according to the Press & Argus.

No other details have been released regarding the outcome of the hearing. 

When contacted by Hartland Patch last week, Assistant Superintendent Scott Van Epps said it was the practice of Hartland Schools not to comment on expulsion hearings or breach the confidentiality of the students and their families. 

“We’re following a process as outlined by our Board of Education and we’re diligent in that process,” he said. “And diligent about affording all students due process.”

On April 24, Hartland High School was closed for a day due to messages that went viral and included words such as “'24,' 'rifle' and 'you’re next,'” according to Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte.

Parents began calling 911 on the evening of April 23, and the decision was made by Hartland Schools to close the high school for the day to investigate and resolve the situation, from Superintendent Janet Sifferman.

Sifferman confirmed in early May that the text messages and were done by different students and .

Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse announced earlier this month that there would be pressed against the student.

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