News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On April 11, the CCSO was made aware of a social media post relating to a possible school shooting that was going to happen on April 12. Officers identified the person who initiated the post as a student at La Plata High School. Contact was made with the student and his parents, and officers determined there was no credible evidence of a threat to the safety of students.

The student, 17, was charged as a juvenile with offenses relating to the incident.

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