WASHINGTON — Investigators determined that a school shooting threat posted on social media Sunday posed no credible danger for Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
On Sunday evening, Clarksburg High School officials sent out a message via Twitter about a potential threat to the school posted through Instagram.
Please see message regarding the recent threat to Clarksburg High School. The letter below was sent to families from Mr. Whiting. pic.twitter.com/szZ9tFTrb9
— Clarksburg HS (@Cburg_Coyotes) April 2, 2017
“I can shoot up Clarksburg High School better than Columbine,” said the post according to NBC4. The post was later removed.
Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks said that Montgomery County Schools are handling the disciplinary actions, though he said it’s possible the student’s actions have not risen to the level of a criminal violation.
“The 15-year-old student did express remorse and seemed embarrassed that he caused this much attention and trouble in his community,” said Starks. “I believe he posted another post on the same account apologizing and explaining that he had no intent of harming anyone.”
Starks said a larger police presence, including a school resource officer at Clarksburg High School is planned for Monday.
“The purpose is to put parents, students and staff at ease,” said Starks. “It will be business as usual Monday morning at Clarksburg High School.”