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Detroit Parent Disturbed By Student Threat

DETROIT (WWJ) - A Detroit Public School parent is speaking out after another student reportedly threatened her daughter and other students.

Angelique Peterson of Detroit said she was alarmed this week by the alleged threat against her 9-year-old daughter and three other students at Bates Academy.

"The threat basically said that my daughter would be murdered on June 24th. I found out about it from another parent via text message," Peterson told WWJ Newsradio 950's Stephanie Davis.

All parents involved had a sit down with school administration and Peterson said the little boy was suspended.

Peterson was pleased, she said, with the ways things were handled, because it was all a little scary.

"I think 'murder' was what scared me. I know kids will be kids, and I know kids play all the time with different terms. That is not a term to be played with. I took it very seriously," Peterson said.

"I just don't think that that's something we need to use loosely... Especially to know that kids are using that word among other children, it was very disturbing," she said.

School officials did not immediately respond to WWJ's calls for comment.

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