Police to deploy additional officers at Prince George’s Co. schools Monday

WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County police said there were plans to deploy additional officers at county schools on Monday in response to a threat.

Police said officers would be sent to Bladensburg High School, Charles H. Flowers High School, William Wirt Middle School and Kenmoore Middle School out of an “abundance of caution” in response to a threat naming those schools.

Police did not provide details about the nature of the threat or whether or not the threat was credible, but said that police “take these threats seriously.”

In a series of tweets Sunday afternoon, Prince Georges County Public Schools said officials were “aware of the threat circulating on social media” and that “out of an abundance of caution, resources would be deployed Monday to address any situation that arises.”

A spokeswoman for the school system declined to provide further details when reached by phone Sunday.

Police said other officers would periodically visit county schools not named in the threat.

Elizabeth Seton High School, a private school near Bladensburg High School, will be closed Monday due to the threat, the school’s president Sister Ellen Marie Hagar told WTOP on Sunday.

WTOP’s Maggie Bartolomeo contributed to this report.

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