Hastings Area Schools students are back at school after classes were cancelled on Monday due to a threat made to the high school.
Dr. Carrie Duits, Superintendent of the Hastings Area School System, thanked parents, students, and staff for their understanding as the school threat was investigated.
"We had a bomb threat at our high school for the specific date of March 5. To investigate this threat, we worked collaboratively with the Hastings City Police, Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police Canine Unit, and the FBI. The bomb threat has been proven not credible" Duits said. "The canine unit searched the building with three explosive-trained dogs from the Michigan State Police. We are currently working with law enforcement, who have developed a person of interest regarding this threat. We will continue to take every precaution necessary while working collaboratively with law enforcement agencies regarding any safety concerns."