UPDATE: Online Threats to MCPS Schools Now Deemed Non-Credible

February 4, 2022

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Montgomery County Police (MCPD) have been made aware of a number of online threats being made toward schools in Montgomery County. These threats have included Wheaton High School by name. These social media threats are similar in style and content and mention a school shooting intended for today, Friday, Feb. 4 and include racial and hateful comments.  

The Montgomery County Police, through their investigation have now determined these threats to be non-credible. The identified suspect is a former student that no longer lives in the United States which meant more time was needed to complete the investigation. MCPS and MCPD monitor social media and will actively investigate any specific threat in our community. The community is encouraged not to share these types of messages but to report such threats to local law enforcement. The police continue their commitment to MCPS by ensuring officers are including schools as part of regular patrols today, as well as all high schools throughout the county.

If you or your child becomes aware of a student who has a weapon or is planning to hurt themselves or others, please immediately contact the local police and the school administration.  Anonymous tips can also be reported to the Maryland SafeSchools Tipline at 833-MD-B-SAFE (available 24/7).   

Montgomery County Public Schools



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