Police search for man who made social media threats against Fairfax high school

UPDATE 4 p.m. 3/5/2018: The City of Fairfax police said on Monday that Ishmael Harrison turned himself in on Monday, has been arrested and is being held without bond. The police will have more information later Monday.



WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a man they say threatened a high school in the City of Fairfax, Virginia.

Fairfax City and Fairfax County police are looking for Ishamel O’Brien Lionel Harrison. (Courtesy City of Fairfax Police)

Fairfax City and Fairfax County police are looking for 18-year-old Ishmael O’Brien Lionel Harrison. Harrison made threats against Fairfax High School on social media on Feb. 21.

Harrison has a warrant for threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property and another warrant for possession of child pornography. He was not located when police tried to serve the warrants.

When police searched Harrison’s residence on Friday, March 2, officers found rifle ammunition. Because of this, police say that he is considered armed and dangerous.

Harrison is 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He is known to drive a black two-door Acura with Virginia plates VYZ-8467.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call City of Fairfax police at 703-385-7924 or Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

Below is NBC Washington’s coverage of the threat.

A Fairfax County area school received a threat on social media four days before Harrison made his. Fairfax County police said two teenage boys from the Alexandria area were trying to impress a girl when they made threats against Walt Whitman Middle School on social media on Feb. 17.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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