On February 3 at approximately 5 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center’s (MCAC) Watch Division in reference to an online threat they received indicating that a student was going to “shoot up” his school.

Through the investigation, a person of interest was identified and located by officers. A home visit was conducted and it was determined that the screen name belonged to a juvenile. Officers discussed the severity of this behavior with the juvenile and the juvenile’s parents.

The CCSO is reminding parents to talk with their children about the proper use of social media and the internet and the consequences of making threats of violence.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call PFC K. Newman at 301-932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, but provide information about threats or criminal activity at schools may contact the confidential tip line at CCPS at 301-302-8305.

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