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Teen boy charged with making threat against Crossland High School in Prince George’s County

IMG_0658TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – A 14-year-old boy has been charged with making a threat on social media against a high school in Prince George’s County.

Crossland High School in Temple Hills was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a “newly-posted social media threat” was made regarding the school. The tweets showed photos of several guns and read, “starting a school shooting at Crossland High School in Temple Hills” and “I’m always armed and dangerous.”

“This is a grave threat that has been made against the safety of our young people and that is our No. 1 priority so we will be vigorously prosecuting this matter,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry Stawinski III said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

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The Prince George’s County Police Department said Crossland High School in Temple Hills was put on lockdown on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a “newly-posted social media threat” was made regarding the school.

Extra officers were placed in the area of the school out of an abundance of caution, according to officials.

On Tuesday evening, Prince George’s County police say detectives identified and located the 14-year-old suspect who made the threat. He was charged with making a threat of mass violence. Investigators determined the teenager “had no means to carry out the threat.”

“We take every threat of school violence seriously,” Prince George’s County police said in a news release. “We work aggressively to identify the responsible individuals and to hold them accountable under the law for their actions. We strongly urge parents to speak with their children about the serious consequences they will face for making a threat even if it is determined to be a prank.”

Chief Stawinski assured parents the situation was “under control” Tuesday afternoon and described the mood at the school as being “calm.” Despite Stawinski’s message, concerned parents flocked to the school to pick up their children.

“They didn’t contact us, my son is the one who called me,” parent Tricia Richardson said. “Even though they did the sweep and everything, you never know what can happen after.”

via fox5DC

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PGCPS teens threaten mass shooting at PGCPS schools.

The Prince George’s County Police Department will be stationing additional officers at schools Monday after a threat circulated on social media over the weekend.

Police said officers would be sent to Bladensburg High School, Charles H. Flowers High School, William Wirt Middle School and Kenmoore Middle School out of an “abundance of caution” in response to a threat naming those schools.

The threat appeared to hint at a shooting attack on teachers and students at several Prince George’s County Schools and was shared on a number of social media platforms.

 Prince George’s County Schools tweeted Sunday that they were aware of the threat and that law enforcement was investigating. Police later confirmed that additional police would be present at schools out of an abundance of caution.

A spokeswoman for the school system declined to provide further details when reached by phone Sunday.

Police said other officers would periodically visit county schools not named in the threat.

Elizabeth Seton High School, a private school near Bladensburg High School, will be closed Monday due to the threat, the school’s president Sister Ellen Marie Hagar told the press on Sunday.

Part of the post causing anxiety was shared on facebook by Mr. Charles Dash Payne to alert the public in good faith. “If you see something, say something!” ….and that’s what he did. We Thank him for that.

(See tweets below)

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