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.
On Monday, authorities arrested a Parkdale High School student in connection with an online threat posted from a Twitter account the student set up that sent out a message threatening to harm students. That student has also been charged with making a threat of mass violence.
The online threats were posed over the weekend and on Monday and were shared on social mediasparking fear among some students and a heightened police presence at several schools on Monday.
“When it gets spread around, we have to trace it to its source, so that involves a lot of legwork,” Prince George’s County police Lt. David Coleman told WTOP earlier.