A Falls Church student posted the video, and it was clear his gun wasn’t real, but he was still charged with a felony. Regardless of intent, threats are taken seriously, the police said.
Police in Maryland say two eighth-graders have been arrested over a fake school shooting threat.
The Monday morning hearing was a civil procedure to ensure Luis Cabrera, 18, isn’t allowed to access or purchase weapons, regardless of what happens during his criminal proceedings.
Manassas police were alerted Sunday night to the threat posted to Instagram. The threatened schools, Osbourn High and Baldwin Elementary schools, have an increased police presence Monday.
Two Virginia teens have been arrested for allegedly making separate threats against schools.
Montgomery County police responded to Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville after school administrators discovered a 16-year-old student at the school had a pocket knife and handgun ammunition with him.
The Charles County teen, whose name was not released, is facing a juvenile charge of making a threat of mass violence.
Police on Monday said Ishmael Harrison turned himself in on charges threatening to harm people on school grounds and possession of child pornography.
Online threats made against a handful of schools in the D.C. region have prompted police to deploy additional resources and check on students.
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