ALL CLEAR AFTER BOMB THREAT, SCHOOLS DISMISSING AT NORMAL TIME
Superintendent: Research Shows Students Are Safer In Classrooms Rather Than In Halls, Outside
Posted by Durand Now at 2:43pm 11/28/17
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Keith George

Superintendent Craig McCrumb says a bomb sniffing dog brought to the high school after a threat was made against the school produced no "hit."  McCrumb said all schools are following normal dismissal times.

He also addressed parent questions about why students were not evacuated, saying that research shows that students are safer in classrooms, surrounded by brick walls, rather than in hallways or outside, where they could be vulnerable to other dangers.

A threat was received against Durand High School early Tuesday afternoon, McCrumb said, citing a "red backpack."  An initial police sweep found no threats, and the subsequent K-9 investigation also found no threats.  As a precaution, McCrumb said he asked all building principals to keep students inside.


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THANKSGIVING FIRE DESTROYS BANCROFT BARN
No Livestock or People Injured In Fire That Destroyed Barn, Equipment
Updated at 11:20 pm 11/23/17 - Posted by Durand Now at 6:56pm 11/23/17
Amanda Inman

A fire on Thanksgiving Day destroyed a barn and farm equipment.  Family has confirmed that the fire was at Durling Farms on Cole Road in Bancroft.  We're told that there was no livestock lost and no injuries to people in the fire that started at around 5pm.  Witnesses reported seeing the smoke from as far as the I-69/I-75 interchange in Flint Township and as far north as M-13 in Lennon.

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