It's time to crack down on school threats.  We've seen it almost non-stop here in Michigan since the school shooting in Parkland Florida.

Tuesday morning in Detroit, police and the US Attorney's office called it an epidemic.  They said they'll be going after the people making threats, with a potential 20 year sentence on the table.

Bath Public Schools Superintendent Jake Huffman agrees that it's time to get serious about the problem.  The entire country is scared to send their own kids to school.

Huffman said this is a good conversation for parents and students to have so kids understand their actions can lead to serious punishment.

The next step is to make sure students understand the consequences of making a threat.  Police will be sending that message when they visit schools around Michigan.  Here's more from WILX-TV 10.