Callers Threaten Rockville High
UPDATED Rockville High School — the site where a 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped — received two telephone threats Wednesday, Montgomery County officials said.
In an email, MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said the callers threatened to bring guns to shoot illegal immigrants.
One threat came about noon and the other about 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County police Officer Rick Goodale said.
Rockville High parents were called to a PTSA meeting Tuesday night where officials addressed parents concerned over the rape.
“Detectives following up on it,” he said. “They’re certainly looking at the events that unfolded last week as the reason for the threats today. But they’re not ruling anything out.”
The principal, Billie-Jean Benson, asked police to come to the school.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story described the threats as bomb threats based on police and school system officials comments. After the story was published, a spokesperson for the school district said the callers did not make bomb threats.