Agencies to work together to stop threats to schools

DETROIT (AP) — A number of law enforcement agencies in southeastern Michigan plan to work together to find, arrest and prosecute anyone threatening violence to students and area schools.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit, state police, Detroit police and area sheriff's departments unveiled the plan during a Tuesday news conference.

The U.S. Attorney's office also said it plans to visit schools to speak with students and parents about the consequences of making threats.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said  threats are "an epidemic that the law enforcement community is facing together."

Schools across country have experienced a rash of threats following the February shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.