MCPS has posted an important message on the homepage of its website notifying the community that the school system and local police have been made aware of viral online threats that have been going on across the country.
In the message, which can be seen below, MCPS states that there is no indication that the threats have any credibility.
Full message can be seen below:
“Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Montgomery County Police (MCPD) have been made aware of a number of viral online threats being made toward schools locally, in Maryland and in other parts of the country.
The social media threats are similar in style and content and mention either a school shooting or bomb threat that is meant occur on Friday, December 17.
There is no indication that these messages have any credibility; however, MCPS and MCPD will continue to monitor social media and will actively investigate any specific threat in our community. The community is encouraged not to share these.”