Monday, October 23, 2017

Online Threat Posted by High School Student Deemed Non-Credible

Detectives have identified the high school student who posted the online threat which prompted additional resources at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt this morning. After a thorough investigation, that threat has been deemed non-credible.

The Prince George’s County Police Department was first alerted to the threat Sunday evening and investigated throughout the night.

“Although this threat wasn’t credible, this department takes all such threats seriously and works aggressively to identify the sender. We urge all citizens, both young and old, to please think before sending such posts. While the sender may not have a criminal intent behind the post, this department, the school system and this community take them seriously,” said Deputy Chief Raphael Grant, Bureau of Administration & Homeland Security.

During an interview, the student indicated the photographed weapon is a BB gun.

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