Ypsilanti schools receive 4 threats in 24 hours

- School threats can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, but it's not stopping some people in the Ypsilanti area where there have been four threats in just the last 24 hours.

"Our kids should be safe at school," Michelle Rafalski said.

For the second day in a row, Rafalski has raced up to the Lincoln Schools complex near Ypsilanti after two separate schools threats. 

"We have a deputy on campus all day. We're still getting threats," she said.

On Monday, a threat to shoot up the school was posted on SnapChat and the school was evacuated as Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies investigated.

Lincoln Consolidated Schools Superintendent Sean McNatt says 24 hours later another false threat written was found in the school, causing a lockdown.

"The result can be a 20-year felony and that's serious. That's life changing," he said.

Just a couple miles away at Arbor Prepartory High it was the same story -- kids were moved to a neighboring elementary until they got the all clear.

"I don't know who's doing it but please stop," said parent Jason Obanner. 

FOX 2 was told deputies are handling these threats and another at Ypsilanti Middle School on Monday.

"It's getting to the point where me and my wife are actually thinking about homeschool," Obanner said.

McNatt says because of the dozens of threats in southeast Michigan since the Parkland Florida school shooting, they are holding a meeting this month to sit down with parents.

"We are going to hold a community forum. We understand the way people feel, we feel the same way," he said.

In the meantime, Michelle and her kids are just hoping to just get through the school year safely. 

"One of these times, they're going to have one of these and it's not going to be a fake - then what are we supposed to do?" she said.

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