(WJBK) - Three West Bloomfield High School students have been suspended for allegedly threatening indirectly to shoot up their school.
Police discovered images of a gun and a swastika, and learned they were using friend locator apps, renaming their school location as "school shooting site #3."
"It's super messed up, I don't know if they don't expect something to happen from that," said Michael Bramble, a recent high school graduate.
The students told authorities the alleged threat was just a joke.
"It's a scary world that we live in now. Things do, I think, have to be taken seriously. And kids have to realize things are not fun to joke about,"
Not fun to joke about," said Joy Clarkson, a parent.
Police say this all stemmed from a female student being bullied earlier this month.
"It all starts at home," said Henry Cristini, a parent.
He says parents have to talk to their kids about the consequences of their actions. It's a lesson he's taught his daughters Ari and Bella.
"I think it's a lesson where you should think before you act," Bella Cristini said.
Police say they will not be pressing charges against the students.