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Police investigating bank robbery and bomb threat that closed Baldwin Community Schools

Scott Rodgerson

Police are asking for the public’s help, but say they have very little information after two men attempted to rob a bank in Lake County and said there was a bomb at one of the local schools.

Students at all of the Baldwin Community Schools were evacuated after the threat, police say as a precaution.

"So there was no direct threat that was made at the Baldwin schools. We don't believe that there's any threat to the public at this time," said Lake County Sheriff Richard Martin.

The bomb threat was made at around 10:00AM Thursday morning. The two men were wearing ski masks when they attempted to rob a bank in Luther. They handed a note asking the teller to hand over money and saying there was a bomb in a school.

Michigan State Police has deployed bomb sniffing dogs to Baldwin Schools.

Parents can reunify with their children at the Yates Township Hall.

The two men are identified only as around five foot seven inches tall with "normal’ builds. Police say the men drove north in an unidentified vehicle. They are asking anyone with information to contact law enforcement.

Rick Brewer has been news director at WCMU since February 2024.