Escanaba High School

ESCANABA, MI--   Governor Rick Snyder was in Escanaba Wednesday to announce a new initiative to bring more broadband to underserved areas of the state.

Snyder and technology and business leaders unveiled the plan at Escanaba High School. It identifies three main areas of improvement. They include access to unserved areas, increase broadband adoption, and advance Michigan’s broadband ecosystem.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman has been arrested in Escanaba for making a threat toward a school.

Public Safety officers were called to the high school just before 9 a.m. Friday.

They say an adult female made a threat of violence toward persons at the school. Officers found the threat to be credible and arrested the woman. She remains lodged at the Delta County Jail.

No other details are available at this time.

ESCANABA, MI--   A student who threatened to shoot up Escanaba High School has been permanently expelled. 

WLUC-TV reports the school board voted unanimously for the action Monday night.

Escanaba Public Safety officers took the student into custody last Wednesday afternoon after the threat was made. The student was subsequently lodged at Bay Pines and faces charges in probate court.

Since the incident the high school has locked all its doors and is screening those who want to enter.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after they threatened to shoot up the school. 

Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the building around 12:34 p.m. They investigated the complaint and found it to be credible. The student was removed and evaluated by a Pathways mental health professional, then lodged at the Bay Pines juvenile detention center.

Officers say the incident remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   The show must go on next year at Escanaba High School, but not with costumes and props destroyed by water in a flooded basement. 

There was probably 5 feet of water in the basement last week at the school, due to a faulty toilet and a pump failure. Principal Darci Griebel told the school board that most damage will be fixed by the start of school.

Nonetheless, retired musical director Lynn Soderberg says she looked at the basement and felt "like someone had torn a piece" of her heart. She says hundreds of costumes likely have been lost.