Facts On March 4, 2022, an 18-year-old male suspect of Canton, attended Plymouth-Canton High School, located in the 8400 block of North Beck in Canton, Michigan. On the same day it is alleged that officials at the school were alerted to a video the suspect posted on social media. It is alleged that the suspect used his phone to film and post a video where he used derogatory terms for Black people. He stated he hated Blacks and threatened to kill Blacks by hanging, stomping, or shooting them. On the same day the suspect's parent was called to the school by administrators and informed that the suspect was excluded from the school. The Canton Police were alerted and investigated the case.
Review and Denial of Warrant Request On March 11, 2022, a warrant package was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for review. Contact was made with the witnesses that received the threats and they refused to cooperate in the prosecution of the case. As a result, the warrant was denied for insufficient evidence. The witnesses were necessary to present evidence to prosecute the case in court.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy "It is an understatement to say that the alleged statements made by the suspect are hateful and disturbing. In this case the witnesses refused to cooperate with the prosecution. Unfortunately, we could not go forward, and the case was denied. If the witnesses decide to change their minds, we certainly encourage them to contact the police," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.