Responding to a call from a student’s parent who said another student might have a gun, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School went into lockdown Wednesday morning.
At 9:55 a.m. B-CC administration received a call from the parent, and the school went into lockdown two minutes later.
The student made a claim after witnessing a verbal altercation in the school highway, according to a statement by MCPS.
Montgomery County Police and personnel from MCPS Department of School Security and Emergency Management responded to the scene. The police interviewed the student who had made the report.
“The police determined there was no credible threat and no weapon was found,,” according to a statement by MCPS.
The school went from lock down to shelter-in-place at 10:55 a.m. That was lifted at 11:20 a.m.
Wednesday was a scheduled early dismissal day.
It is unacceptable that threats of gun violence and lockdowns have been normalized for students, and that communities live in fear of becoming the next Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, or Uvalde. Guns have no place in our schools – we urgently need Federal action on gun control.
— Ariana Kelly (@DelArianaKelly) September 14, 2022