Update: Blair High School Received Anonymous Tip for ‘Safety Concern’ Monday, Principal Says

Update (Nov. 16): Around 2:27 a.m. Monday, Montgomery County Police officers began investigating the report of someone who threatened to bring a gun to Montgomery Blair High School, Police Spokesperson Officer Carlos Cortes told MyMCM. Officers responded to the school in the morning hours and did not find anything. No one was arrested, injured, or transported to an area hospital, Cortes said.

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Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.

Original (Nov. 15): Montgomery Blair High School received an anonymous tip for a “safety concern” to the school, Principal Renay Johnson said in a letter to families Monday.

“This morning we received an anonymous tip from the Maryland Safe School tipline regarding a safety concern to our school. Out of an abundance of caution, we contacted the Montgomery County Police investigative unit and they are on campus. We have instituted a level of precaution of safety by having police present throughout the day,” Johnson said.

She said students will stay in the building during lunch and dismissal/after-school activities will continue as normal.

Johnson said families were told earlier that telephones were down, but they are now working. The school will keep families informed if there is additional information.

Last week, a 16-year-old Blair student was charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder in a stabbing in the school parking lot. The juvenile victim, also a student, has since been released from the hospital, according to a previous letter from Johnson. One day after the stabbing, the suspect’s relative — also a juvenile — was arrested after bringing a knife to the school.

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