Detroit Public Schools threat not credible, FBI agent hacked

Parents fearing for the safety of their kids after a threat forces detroit schools to ramp up security. Now we're learning the threat is linked to a hacker who hit the FBI.

- “I want to know what the threat is, and how bad the threat is, and I won’t send my son to school,” said Ron Turner, a DPS parent. 

The Detroit Public Schools warned of a "threat" that didn't close schools Wednesday morning, but was enough to involve the Detroit Police and the FBI.

Fears led some parents to keep their children home from school.

“You can't play games with this kind of stuff nowadays," said Dennis Taylor, who kept his two kids at home.

Since no specifics were given, parents were left speculating: What was this threat?

“You don’t know, it could be a bomb threat, it could be a terrorist threat,” said Turner. “You don't know what kind of threat it is."

Later Wednesday morning, the Detroit Public Schools Community Police Department Chief Stacy Brackens said in a statement, that the FBI determined that the faxed threat to one DPS school was not credible.  However, the statement went on to say that:

“Through their (the FBI's) forensic investigation it was found that an agent's system was hacked."

The FBI released the following response:

“The FBI assesses there is no credibility to the threat that was directed toward the Detroit Public Schools system."

That statement may ease public concerns, but it does not address the hacking question. The FBI has no comment because it is an ongoing investigation.

“DPD needs to get on their job,” said Taylor. “The Feds need to get on their job, everybody needs to get on their job."

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