Springbrook High School Received Email From Individual Threatening to “Bomb the School”; School Cleared, Police Investigating

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Springbrook High School principal Stephanie Valentine sent a letter to the school community providing an update on a serious incident involving an email threatening to “bomb the school” that caused the school to move into a “Shelter-In-Place” for a period of time today. The full letter can be seen below:

“Dear Springbrook High School Community,

I am writing to provide an update and additional information regarding a serious incident at school today, Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Springbrook received an email from an individual threatening to bomb the school. Our Montgomery County Police partners and the Department of Systemwide Safety and Emergency Management quickly responded to the school. The school was cleared at 11:45 AM. Due to the time indicated in the threat, the school remained in shelter until 12:30 PM. The investigation into today’s bomb threat is being handled as an active police investigation.

The staff and students at Springbrook High School prepare for events such as this by practicing annual drills. I am pleased to share with you that today’s shelter accomplished what it sought to do, which was to keep our students and staff safely inside the school so learning would continue. A heartfelt thank you to our Montgomery County Police, Department of Systemwide Safety and Emergency Management, school system leaders, staff for their leadership, and students for their efforts in following safety protocols.

As we move forward, I believe it is critically important to share that our school continues to remain a safe place. While today’s event briefly interrupted our school day, we should be reassured that our protocols worked. Please speak to your child about being vigilant and proactive in maintaining a safe and secure environment. If you see something, say something.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with a Springbrook High School administrator. Your support is invaluable as we continue to ensure our school remains a safe and nurturing environment.

Sincerely, Stephanie

Stephanie Valentine


Springbrook High School”

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