A 12-year-old girl has been charged with making a threat of mass violence after police say she set up a fake social media account and made hoax shooting threats against various schools in Columbia, Maryland.
WASHINGTON — As investigators in Charles County, Maryland, look into why a student posted a threat against a middle school online, the school’s principal is using the scare as a teaching moment and asking parents…
According to prosecutors, Virgil McDonald, who had his name legally changed to “Yahweh,” sent threatening letters to three schools in Potomac including the McLean School of Maryland, Winston Churchill High School and Potomac Elementary School.
A 15-year-old student of George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia, has been arrested and charged with threatening to commit serious bodily harm to people on school property.
Police say the boys did not have the capacity to carry out an attack on Walt Whitman Middle School, in the Alexandria area.
Police in Prince William County, Virginia, investigated threats to two schools Monday, one involving potential violence against a high school teacher and another was a threat to bomb an elementary school.
A 16-year-old has been charged with threatening two Glen Burnie High School students as well as making a threat to shoot up the school.
Authorities in Montgomery County, Maryland, say they have responded to online threats made against as many as a dozen local schools. One student was charged for threats made against Northwest High School in Germantown. Montgomery County police said none of the threats, which were posted to social media or texted, were determined to be legitimate.
A high school student is facing charges after officials say he made threats on social media toward a Loudoun County high school last week.
Loudoun County is reminding its residents that in most circumstances it is against the law to wear a mask in public after threats referencing people dressed as clowns have the region on edge.
Prince George’s County police made a second arrest in connection with a string of threats made against local schools that circulated around social media over the weekend and prompted extra security at several schools this week.
People often forward school threats to others and post them on social media to raise awareness, but that can make it more difficult for investigators to track down the culprit, police say. The advice comes as police continue to investigate threats made against public schools in Prince George’s County this week.
Five threatening messages have been written on the walls of Woodbridge, Forrest Park and Gar-Field high schools this year. Two others were posted to social media.
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