| 1 min read | By Lonnie Huhman,

The classrooms at Chelsea High School were empty on Oct. 2, due to a threat written inside a school bathroom.

The school district sent out an alert the night before informing parents and students. The CSD Twitter account had a message sent out at 10:41 p.m. stating the CHS would be closed on Oct. 2, and it let parents know they should check their emails for specific information. All other district buildings were expected to be open on Oct. 2.

The Sun Times News contacted CSD Superintendent Julie Helber about the situation early on Oct. 2.


Here is the email sent out: 

“Attention Chelsea High School students and parents. It was brought to the attention of Chelsea School District administration this evening at approximately 5:45 p.m. that there was a written message found by a Chelsea High School custodian in a restroom indicating that a bomb was present at the high school. Upon obtaining this information, the Chelsea Police Department and a Michigan State Police K-9 unit were deployed to Chelsea High School to search the building. Later in the evening, we received verification from law enforcement that the building was secure and that the incident was not a credible threat.

“Given the nature and timing of this event, we are canceling classes at Chelsea High School for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and the building will remain locked down so that district administration can continue to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this matter.

“Should you or your child have information related to this event, please contact Chelsea PD at 734-475-9122.

“We will follow up with more information as it becomes available. ¬†Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”