The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received a call for “multiple stabbings at Green Valley Elementary School” in Monrovia on Thursday afternoon from a caller who was informed by a school teacher to call police. Law enforcement officials responded immediately and quickly determined that no stabbings occurred.
Further investigation found that the teacher took 27 students through the woods to a local cafe, Buzz Café, and asked an employee to call 911 to report the stabbings. The school was initially placed on lockdown. The school then went into a “hold status” and then a “secure status” with dismissal taking place normally.
Fox 5 reports that the teacher made a false report and that the teacher was taken into custody but Todd Wivell, spokesman for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said he couldn’t say if she was still in custody. “I have to be clear—custody does not mean that person was arrested,” Wivell said. “That means they could be transported to Frederick Health Hospital, they could be transported back to the law enforcement center for questioning. From there we’ll work with the Frederick County State’s Attorney to determine if charges are pending.”
Per the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 12:24 today the FCSO received a call for service of multiple stabbings at Green Valley Elementary School. The caller was informed by a school teacher to make the call. Deputies immediately responded and quickly determined that there was no stabbings.
Upon further investigation, it was found that the same teacher took 27 students through the woods to a local cafe. The school was initially put on a lockdown status and then moved to a hold status and is still in that status at this time.
At this time, with the school in a hold status, we ask that no parents come to the school to pick up their children. We will update this as soon as we can.
UPDATE – The school is now back into a secure status with business back to normal. Dismissal will take place as normal. The school has a plan in place for parents to pick up their children now, if desired.”