On December 4th, 2021, at approximately 12 pm, the Michigan State Police and Tecumseh Police Department received a tip through the OK2SAY app indicating a potential threat from a student regarding the Winter Formal Dance. The Tecumseh Police Department immediately notified Tecumseh Public Schools administration and a joint investigation was initiated. During the investigation, a suspect was identified and taken into custody. Due to the nature of the threat and timing of the investigation the decision was made to postpone the Winter Formal. The safety of our students, staff and community is always our top priority, and while this was a difficult decision to make, it was made with that in mind.
Charges are pending against the juvenile but as the investigation is ongoing, we will not be releasing the specifics at this time.
We want to reassure the students and community that this situation is being taken very seriously and was very specific to the Winter Formal. TPD/TPS have no information indicating any danger to students, staff, or the schools currently. Leadership at Tecumseh Public Schools and the Tecumseh Police Department will continue to keep our students safe, working together to investigate any potential future threats. While we know this event was incredibly upsetting and the rescheduling of the dance was inconvenient, we are truly grateful for the support of this community and believe this was the safest decision for all concerned.
If you know any additional information about this event, or if you are aware of any other potential threat, please contact TPS Administration and/or Tecumseh Police immediately. You can also report this information anonymously through OK2SAY at:
Finally, the TPS Administration has announced the 2021 Winter Formal, the Snowflake Soiree, has been rescheduled for Friday, December 10th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.