Teen Held On $10 Million Cash Bond For Online Threat Against South Lyon High School
February 21, 2018
A student that made a threat through social media to re-enact the Florida shooting at South Lyon High School this past weekend has been arraigned.
Ryan Robert Debruyne of Green Oak Township, who turns 18 today (Wednesday), was arraigned shortly before 5pm Tuesday in front of Magistrate Andra Richardson in 52-1 District Court in Novi on a charge of making a false report or threat of terrorism, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A $10 (m) million cash bond was set, with no 10%.
Debruyne is alleged to have sent a friend a Snapchat message on Friday asking if he would like to re-enact the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead. Both attend South Lyon High School and the friend reported the message to authorities on Saturday. Officers from the South Lyon Police Department, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Lyon Township substation and Green Oak Township Police officers interviewed the family and suspect. The teen’s parents were said to be cooperative and a thorough search of the family's home and vehicles was performed. Police said no firearms were found in his possession or under his control and South Lyon Community Schools administrators were notified immediately. The district sent out a parent communication Monday commending the student for reporting the threat, although nothing was disclosed about the actual incident.
Debruyne remains in custody and will be lodged in the Oakland County Jail. A probable cause conference has been scheduled for next Wednesday, February 28th at 9am before Judge Travis Reeds. (JM)