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Suspicious Phone Call Arrest

Release date: 4/25/2014

Pic-Erwin.jpgThe Farmington Public Safety department received a suspicious phone call at about 1:00 a.m. on April 21, 2014. The anonymous caller was speaking in a very low voice and made a threat against students at Farmington High School for April 21 and hung up.

The Farmington Public Safety Department is working with Farmington Public Schools on this matter. There will be extra police officers and school administration at the school to monitor students' backpacks as they arrive for class.

The building had been swept by an explosive detection K9 unit from Michigan State Police. The Farmington Public Safety Department has no information to believe this is a credible threat, but will be working very closely with the school district as this case is being investigated.


The Farmington Public Safety Department has arrested and charged an 18 year Farmington High School student with making the bomb threat in the early morning hours of April 21, 2014. Deonte Kahlil Johntay Erwin, of Farmington Hills was charged with False Report or Threat of Terrorism, a 20 year felony. In addition he will be responsible for expenses incurred from the incident.

Erwin was arraigned at the 47th District Court before Magistrate Sawicky, a not guilty plea was entered and bond was set at $25,000, 10%. Erwin was release after posting the required bond.

As part of this investigation, Farmington Public Safety detectives associated Erwin with three different school bombing threats in New York and Florida. In Watervleit, New York police have also arrested a student in connection with the bomb threat at a high school.



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