Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Montgomery County police officers were called to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville on Monday morning to investigate a bomb threat.
Police spokesperson Rick Goodale said police received the report at 9:37 a.m. and, he said, officers swept the school but found nothing.
He said police officers are now trying to determine where the call, which may have been a pre-recorded message, originated.
On its Twitter account, the school is thanking followers for their support.
THANK YOU for your support after this morning’s bomb threat. We have all of the orgs across the country also threatened in our thoughts.
— CESJDS (@CESJDSCONNECT) February 27, 2017
Congressman Jamie Raskin wrote on his Twitter account that he was “appalled” to learn of the threat.
The bomb threats against Jewish schools, daycares, & worship centers across the country must stop. @POTUS must take action.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) February 27, 2017
There were reports of other Jewish schools receiving bomb threats on Monday as well.
Jewish schools in the Washington region receive bomb threats https://t.co/QmJb9iM2Fx
— Post Local (@postlocal) February 27, 2017
BREAKING: In total, 20 bomb threats received today by JCC’s (13) & Jewish day schools (7). Full list of sites here. pic.twitter.com/TIwyDSCzot
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 27, 2017